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'Strong' Tricorn will still be demolished

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The man behind the masterplan to replace the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth has called the doomed concrete canyon a 'very strong building'.

Chapman Taylor director Andrew Griffiths met architects Rodney Gordon and Owen Luder to talk over the fate of their disused 1960s shopping centre.

'The Tricorn is very strong and I fully support the built design, ' he said. 'But it just doesn't integrate in pedestrian-flow terms. The reason I never supported its retention is its inward looking nature. There is no reference to the urban grain and it doesn't allow other areas to be connected to the city centre.'

The Tricorn is due to be demolished later this month following the failure of Portsmouth Civic Society to get it spot-listed. The Twentieth Century Society has described the demolition as an 'extremely short-sighted decision that sets a dangerous precedent'.

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