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David Farmery

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  • Comment on: Fosters partners take home £23 million in bonuses

    David Farmery's comment 18 September, 2018 9:54 am

    As long as the innovation and exciting buildings keep coming, they deserve it?

    Some of the partners not in the photo will be of different ages, colours, genders.

    Will it be ever thus......

  • Comment on: Council rejects Dexter Moren’s Westminster hotel over height fears

    David Farmery's comment 14 September, 2018 11:02 am

    NIMBY alert!? Where is Barbara Weiss? Or perhaps it’s not a tower block?! Time to resort to the Richard Siefert technique. Re submit the same drawings, but with the look of a few storeys scratched off. Hang on, doesn’t work with a CAD submission!

    Sorry residents. Cities change. And you’ll still have the cottage or dacha for the weekend. And you are still living in one of the nicest places in the world?

    Daytrip to Salisbury anyone to see the 123m high spite and antique clock!!! Another fine day.

  • Comment on: AHMM reveals first images of Broadgate plans

    David Farmery's comment 11 September, 2018 8:03 am

    It was ground breaking in the 80s, and a breath of fresh air in the fusty old city. But you only have to go to Liverpool St Station, particularly at night, to see it’s not working for tenants or travellers.

    British Land and others must be allowed to make the changes needed to sort it out. It won’t be Westfield, there isn’t the space, or demand for mega retail? People need to work?! AHMM can be trusted to make it work for all? Including foreign investors.

    Bollocks to Brexit and Boris?! And just do it.

  • Comment on: Alan Dunlop reveals Celtic crossing concept image

    David Farmery's comment 6 September, 2018 12:24 pm

    You guys know your stuff and the locations, distances, geology involved. The image looks like one lifted from any of the long crossings of the last 100 years. How about something more radical?

    Suspended tubes? Maglev? Tunnels? 250 mph? 500 mph? It will join 2 of the great engineering countries of the world, surrounded by Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe. For capital as well as skilled labour.

    We designed and then built the Channel Tunnel in 6 years. Then the government and British Rail took forever to link it to London, undermining it’s governance and profitability. Are the Scottish and Irish governments and the rail networks ready this time?

    Unfortunately Alistair Morton is no longer with us, but the rest of the team are in touch, and can hand on the torch with advice. Paul Finch has my contact details, and I will do the rest. We’ll talk about honouraria later?!

  • Comment on: Patricia Brown: How London 3.0 could shake up the capital

    David Farmery's comment 6 September, 2018 11:40 am

    First week of September. Still looking forward.

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