Nottingham architect John Pank won the original Stephen Wiltshire drawing of the Millennium Dome, the subject of the Pendock 1999 charity calendar. He received the original (worth £6000) in London earlier this month. The calendar was once again a drawing by the autistic artist, sponsored by Pendock, part of the Alumasc group. aj readers responded in their thousands to obtain copies of the calendar, and many donated generously to this year's appeal, for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Now Pendock and aj are offering 12 prints of the drawing, signed by the artist and the architect of the Dome, Richard Rogers Partnership, at £100 each, the entire proceeds to go to the hospital. Readers wishing to purchase a print should send a cheque, made out to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, to aj Calendar, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB.
Mail order for Associated Architects in Birmingham
Associated Architects has been given the go ahead for a striking £100 million refurbishment to a 1960s Royal Mail sorting office.
Birmingham's Mailbox, with 12m floor-to-ceiling heights, will have a 200m street knocked through the middle for two-storey shops with mezzanines. Two floors of offices above will be topped by two more floors of 140 flats. The 12m-wide street will lead on to a canalside at the back with restaurants and bars. The front of the development will include a 250-bed four-star hotel. Royal Bank of Scotland is financing the project.