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Could Thames river park float to Singapore?


The funders behind the controversial Thames Riverpark have surprisingly let slip they could take the Gensler designed-scheme to Singapore if London doesn’t want it

Speaking to the Evening Standard yesterday, Sri Ganesh Nadarajah of Southeast Asian-based project backers the Venus Group said it would be a ‘big blow’ to the capital if the river walkway wasn’t approved at the City of London Corporation’s planning committee on 15 November.

He added that, even though he was totally committed to the £60 million scheme having already spent nearly £6 million getting it to planning, the investment group could potentially ‘do it in Singapore’ if the application was rejected.

In recent weeks the kilometre-long floating park has come in for criticisim from both residents and DCCABE’s review panel which recently slammed the designs, saying it ‘significant issues’ still needed to be addressed and branded the eight spherical biodome exhibition pavilions ‘unimaginative and corporate’.


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