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From London Grand Prix proposals to a French cultural centre, we look at what’s new


Project Design


London Grand Prix Populous


Location London, UK Vision for London Grand Prix unveiled


Santander, lead sponsor of the British Formula One Grand Prix, has unveiled its vision for a street-race route incorpo- rating some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Populous were appointed to compile the detailed feasi- bility study for the proposals on behalf of Santander. Under the proposals, the 5.1km (3.1-mile) London street-race has been conceived as a night event and incorporates a start/ finish straight located on The Mall. The route incorporates 14 corners and passes Buckingham Palace.


Buckingham Palace features on the route


The playground has been designed for older children


Project Design


Jubilee Gardens Playspace Frosts Landscapes


Location London, UK Jubilee Gardens restoration complete


Jubilee Gardens Playspace opened at the end of June on London’s South Bank, completing the transformation of Jubilee Gardens ahead of the Olympic Games. The playground was designed by Frosts Landscapes and


features a range of Timberplay equipment including a large climbing structure, a ‘Timberwood Tangle’ and a flock of wobbly sheep. The space is overlooked by the London Eye. Created in 1977, Jubilee Gardens were restored by Dutch landscape architects West 8 in time for the Queen’s Jubilee.


22 Read Leisure Management online leisuremanagement.co.uk/digital


The design was based on a ‘jewellery box’


Project The Cube Design Ken Shuttleworth & Make Architects Location Birmingham, UK


The Cube wins RIBA prize


The Cube, based in Birmingham’s Mailbox district, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) regional award for the West Midlands category, securing it a place on the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist. The 25-storey mixed use building was designed by Ken Shuttleworth and his team at Make Architects, and houses boutique hotel Hotel Indigo, private health club and spa the- clubandspa, Marco Pierre White’s Steak House, Brazilian restaurant Rodizo Rico plus offices and apartments.


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