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Will Alsop and the Spitalfields Market Under Threat Campaign (SMUT)

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Will Alsop and the Spitalfields Market Under Threat Campaign (SMUT) have slammed Lord Foster's revised designs for the £250 million Bishop Square redevelopment of Spitalfields Market in east London. 'It looks like a huge corporate claw reaching into the market from the city, ' said Alsop. Although he conceded that the latest Foster design was an improvement on the last, he added: 'It's another bit of 'corporate Norman' really. And, once again, there's not been enough real public consultation - it's pathetic that this has not been worked out.' Jemima Broadbridge, campaigner for SMUT, added: 'It all looks a bit surreal.' The single 70,000m 2office building ranges from six to 12 storeys and replaces earlier plans for two distinct buildings at 1 and 10 Bishops Square. The scheme also includes 2,400m 2of retail, residential and public spaces.

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