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Don't forget SBT's role in Portishead scheme

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I write with regard to a recent article (AJ 29.8.02), as it gives misleading information concerning the redevelopment of Portishead Quays.

Appointed as masterplanner of the Portishead Quay scheme (South and East sides of the Portishead Docks), Scott Brownrigg + Turner has been instrumental in the regeneration of this brownfield site.Working for the consortium that comprises Crest Strategic and Persimmon Wessex, Scott Brownrigg + Turner designed the original masterplan for the 30ha site and has subsequently been appointed to provide architectural design services by Persimmon Wessex for two residential developments; by Waitrose for a new supermarket; and by the consortium for a retail and business building at the heart of the new district centre.

Scott Brownrigg + Turner has been retained by the consortium to oversee the implementation of the masterplan for the South and East Quays with input that focuses on the coordination of the various building plots at planning and pre-planning stages, by providing advice as to their correlation to the ideals and concepts of the masterplan.

Considering our contribution to the redevelopment of this site, we would request that your readers are made aware that, while LDA has worked substantially and very successfully on this scheme and other components of the Portishead Docks development areas, as well as being significantly involved in the efforts to revive a dilapidated part of the town of Portishead, it has been working alongside Scott Brownrigg + Turner and, in some instances, as our subconsultant. We would like to make clear that the work at Portishead Quays is not solely down to the efforts of the LDA but to Scott Brownrigg + Turner and those of several other key consultants including Gardiner + Theobald, Arup, Derek Lovejoy & Partners and North Somerset District Council.

In due course we will issue news releases and the latest images of Scott Brownrigg + Turner's current work at Portishead Quay.

Bruce Calton, divisional director, Scott Brownrigg + Turner

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