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Stonehenge and its Environs


New visitor centre at Larkhill?

From The Architects' Journal:

English Heritage (EH) has confirmed it is looking at resuscitating previous visitor-centre proposals following the recent demise of Denton Corker Marshall's (DCM) £67 million scheme.

A spokeswoman for EH told the AJ: 'We are looking at all the old schemes and a [Cullinan] scheme is a possibility.

She added: 'We have to move fast and we are looking at what we already have.'

Robin Nicholson, practice director at Edward Cullinan Architects, said: 'As soon as the other scheme (DCM) began to move into the sand we wrote to EH saying to them that there was no doubt that Larkhill is the best site – whoever does it.

'The site is 1km north of the stones and the great thing is that you can see Stonehenge from the roof of the building but you can't see the building from the stones.

EH wants the centre to be up and running by 2012 to cater for the expected invasion of tourists arriving on the back of the London Olympics. EH will have 'critical meetings in late January and February' with stakeholders and representatives from UNESCO.

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baza Posted by baza
29th January 2008ce

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