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THE WRIGHT STUFF

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John McAslan & Partners has been chosen for two key projects including elegant covered walkways to criss-cross Frank Lloyd Wright's biggest single- use building.

The wing-section canopies with tapering columns will stretch 400m at their longest on the stepped site at Florida Southern College. Work on the nine-building campus, already being conserved by McAslan, will include the removal of clumsy concrete additions made to the original in the 1950s as well as new routes.

There will be two main east-west walkways and a series of shorter ones, all in aluminium, said McAslan. Work starts shortly and finishes next September.

The firm has also won planning and listed-building consent to turn Grade II Ipswich airport terminal into a health and family centre with a creche and treatment rooms. The block was designed by Henning and Chitty in 1938. Former uses include a Spitfire base and a commercial airport.

The architect will reinstate the original steel-framed modular form for the 2000m2 scheme, costing £3 million. Work is due to start next August and end in early 2002.

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