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Arts Council picks six for major lottery awards

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Six major projects have been identified by the Arts Council as the potential recipients of major lottery awards under the end of its current programme of awards. In total it has earmarked £269 million for 46 projects, rejecting a further 250.

The six major projects are: the South Bank redevelopment, with up to £25 million to realise Rick Mather's masterplan; the English National Opera, with £12 million towards its £20 million refurbishment, project- managed by Ove Arup; the £35 million Jubilee Arts c/plex project in Sandwell, West Midlands, designed by Alsop & Stormer; Foster and Partners' Gateshead Music Centre; the £82.5 million redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to designs by Erick van Egeraat; and Herzog & de Meuron's scheme for the Laban Centre in London.

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