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The road to ruin. . .

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September 1998

Assembly design committee chair Lord Callaghan promises 'a building for the 21st century'.

October 1998

RRP selected to design the assembly from a shortlist of six.

November 1998

Rumours that the RRP building would be scrapped in favour of siting the Assembly in Cardiff City Hall are denied.

October 1999

Officials negotiate the purchase of extra land to accommodate better public access facilities.

January 2000

Welsh secretary Alun Michael warns cost may rise to £22.8 million.

June 2000

RRP given the green light to proceed with its design.

November 2000

Disability groups praise the 'most accessible parliamentary building in the world'.

March 2001

Contractors go on site.

June 2001

Rumours emerge of difficulties.

July 2001

RRP sacked from the scheme.

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