Chiswick Park, a new 7000-employee office complex in west London, will have more in common with the Pompidou arts centre than office towers in the City, according to the project's architect Richard Rogers. Work started on the 12ha site this week and Lord Rogers said that his partnership's design for 11 office blocks will echo the use of public space at the Paris centre. 'Vitality, flexibility and access are all inherent here as well as at the Pompidou,' he said. A 400m long storm lake with a waterfall is at the centre of the campus-style Stanhope scheme. The first three buildings, costing around £12 million each, are due for completion by the end of the year.