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Civic Trust set to honour Jubilee Line Extension?

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The Civic Trust has twice honoured stations on the Jubilee Line Extension in shortlists of its main awards which it announced last week.

In its Urban Design Award sponsored by the detr, the trust shortlisted the extension as a whole, and architect-in-charge Roland Paoletti, against Sheffield City Council's 'Heart of the City Public Realm Improvements', and Townshend Landscape Architects' Brindleyplace.

It also shortlisted Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Stratford Regional Station for the 2000 Civic Trust Centre Vision Award, where it will vie with Brindleyplace, the City of Sunderland's Park Lane Interchange and the Appleton Group's Town and Bandstand Gardens in Sefton. Another shortlist, for the trust's Access Award, is a straight dogfight between Rick Mather Architects' Neptune Court at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and Groundworks Architects' 'The Point' community arts centre in Doncaster.

However, a clue to that winner could be the venue for the trust's awards evening on 23 March - Mather's Neptune Court.

Bristol planners throw out Arup's Canon's Marsh plan

Bristol council's planning committee has turned down the Crest Nicholson proposal to redevelop the Canon's Marsh site at the centre of the city. Although the developer claimed that its revised design, by Arup Associates with Richard Burton, addressed the 10 issues highlighted by the council in March 1999, the council rejected the scheme by 11 votes to 4. Crest will now go forth with the appeal against the rejection of its original scheme, which will be heard on 18 April.

The alternative proposal from the Bristol Venice consortium, led by architect Ferguson Mann, is due to be considered by the council in the spring.

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