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Gradon vying for £200m Ulan Bator job

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Gradon Architecture is shortlisted for a £200 million entertainment, residential and commercial complex in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

The Gateshead-based practice is up against two unnamed rivals in the race for the prestigious ‘Four Seasons’ project which will occupy a disused site in the centre of the Mongolian capital.

Gradon’s design features residential apartments, public spaces, a hotel, shopping mall, leisure centre, skating rink and waterpark.

A conference facility, offices and medical centre will also be included.

Graham McDarby, design director at Gradon Architecture, said: ‘We’re delighted to be down to the last three architects in the running for such a prestigious and iconic development.’

He continued: ‘With bases in the UK and Mongolia we are in the unique positioning of being able to bring both local knowledge and the expertise of UK design and sustainability solutions to the project.’

He added: ‘The Four Seasons development will be a vibrant space that has the potential to be the jewel in the crown of Ulan Bator, redefining the future growth and sustainability of the city.’

Gradon opened a studio in Ulan Bator at the start of this year. The firm is already working on the city’s £20 million Tugulduur Shopping Centre project.

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