Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Pringle 'confident' that Skylon will be resurrected in next two years

  • Comment

The much-loved Skylon looks increasingly likely to be rebuilt in the next two years, according to the man masterminding the project to bring it back.

RIBA president-elect Jack Pringle wants to build the legendary cigar-shaped landmark in its former position on London's South Bank and he believes the scheme is achievable, given a realistic timetable.

Pringle was asked to take on the project by the Royal Academy back in July (Astragal, AJ 15.7.04), but hopes that the structure could be back in place by the end of this summer have proved to be too ambitious.

However, Pringle is still in talks with key parties in a bid to gain support before submitting his propsals for planning permission. 'I'm pretty confident it is do-able and it would cost under a million to build.

You get a lot of bangs for your bucks with Skylon, ' he said.

Built in 1951, the original Skylon was designed by Powell and Moya for the Festival of Britain.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.