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Trouble at the top...
Axing of tower project sparks fears of domino effect
In a dramatic statement, Minerva has scrapped its plans for it's one million sq ft tower near Aldgate, in favour of a project half the size, to be called St Botolph’s House. Although planning permission had been granted for the Grimshaw design, concern has been growing over the plentitude of new office space under construction in the Square Mile. Property market observers had long been sceptical about the viability of the “Minerva Building”. Yesterday Minerva said that its new independent value, C B Richard Ellis, had wiped £15 million off the value of the site to £110 million. However, the writedown was more than compensated for by a £30 million rise in the value of another scheme in the .................more
 
OMA in New York
Designs for a new home for Cornell University’s College were made public this week at a press conference held at the School’s campus in Ithaca, New York. The project, which has been in the planning stages since the early 90s, has had several fits and starts. In 2001, Steven Holl ..............more
 
Hassell complete in Sydney
The University of Western Sydney has opened the doors on a new teaching building on its historic Parramatta Campus. Designed for students and staff from the Schools of Law, Business and Nursing, the building is purpose-designed ..............more
 
Make in Ediburgh
Make architects submit detailed and outline planning applications for mixed use development in central Edinburgh. The Make masterplan for a key location in Westfield, West Edinburgh, will transform a run-down brownfield site into a vibrant new mixed use development that serves as an exemplar for sustainable ..............more
 
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