Austin-Smith: Lord has released images of a proposed new home for the trade union Prospect. The organisation, which represents engineers and scientists, wanted a 2,300m 2 headquarters building to reflect the 'value and needs' of its 105,000 members. Now submitted for planning, the six-storey scheme in Leake Street, south-east London, includes a new council chamber, parking bays and office accommodation. Its unusual shape is a result of local height restrictions and right-to-light issues of the neighbouring buildings.
It is hoped that the scheme will complete in 2006.