I would like to make clear that South Bank Centre is not dropping the idea of the 'blade' buildings from Rick Mather's draft masterplan for the South Bank. During the current consultation we are seeking views on the draft masterplan proposals and, as I explained (aj 6.4.00), the blade buildings may not be the only option.
In presenting his masterplan, Rick Mather was indicating the opportunities for new buildings to bring mixed use to the site and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the arts complex. He was presenting the public with his concept to consider. The idea of new mixed use buildings will be developed in the architectural competitions.
Mike McCart, commercial director, South Bank Centre