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McChesney and Durham in tune

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Ian McChesney has won a competition to design a bandstand in the historic heart of Durham.

Shaped like a folded leaf, the Walkergate music station, to be installed in February 2006, will become the centrepiece of the pedestrianised area in front of the Gala Theatre complex.

The bandstand will have a timber-clad steel frame that can be covered with a fabric membrane during performances.

Developed with Atelier One, the McChesney scheme was picked from a shortlist that included Adjaye/Associates, Niall McLaughlin Architects and Mosedale Gillatt Architects.

Christian Barnes, public art and design officer for Durham City Arts, said: 'It will meet the needs of a diverse range of performers, encourage the use of an exciting development and contribute to the vitality of the city'.

The first phase of the contest attracted entries from 35 architectural practices.

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