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  • Comment on: Crossrail delayed until autumn 2019

    ArchEps's comment 3 September, 2018 4:43 pm

    No surprises here then. No mention of when the through service is now likely to be completed, avoiding changes at Paddington etc (previously advertised as 2019). No mention of no toilet provision on the trains (which the existing ones west of Paddington have) - passengers will just have to hold on even tighter for even longer!

  • Comment on: Why I felt I had to quit BDP after maternity leave

    ArchEps's comment 23 August, 2018 4:43 pm

    I sympathise with this case, but this sort of attitude is not exclusive to women following maternity leave. I resigned from a large multi-disciplinary design consultancy practice recently after more than fifteen years with the company. I had negotiated working on a part-time basis as I became more 'senior', but was given poor performance ratings for my final two years without any reason nor any opportunity for discussion until afterwards. I was also regularly asked about my plans for 'retirement'. Despite formal grievance proceedings and an appeal, no satisfactory action was taken to resolve this appalling treatment. Fortunately I am now thoroughly enjoying my enforced 'retirement', but I would have liked to have continued my valuable contribution to the architectural profession for longer. I am sure there must be others who have found themselves in a similar position. It is a very poor reflection of the integrity of the architectural profession.

  • Comment on: Halt final TfL payment to Garden Bridge Trust, says shadow minister

    ArchEps's comment 17 August, 2018 3:29 pm

    This is a no-brainer - the trustees and their backers should be filling the black hole that is the garden bridge debacle, not the taxpayers!

  • Comment on: Garden Bridge trustees may have ‘breached their legal duties’ says QC

    ArchEps's comment 31 July, 2018 2:43 pm

    So, two questions remain - is anyone ever likely to be held accountable for the squandering of nearly £50m of public money? and what actually happened to all the private funds which had supposedly been raised?

  • Comment on: Mac building is ‘saveable’, GSA and council claim

    ArchEps's comment 19 June, 2018 10:36 am

    Of course the 'Mac' should be saved, however much 'reconstruction' is required. It is irreplaceable - no replacement/substitution however well designed can possibly justify its removal. If Dresden's monuments including the Frauenkirche, and Warsaw's likewise, can be reconstructed then Glasgow's iconic Art School must similarly rise again from the ashes like the proverbial phoenix.

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