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Issue No 514 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
27 October - 9 November 2009 Circulation 23,016 (July 07 – June 08)
New £25m Stonehenge visitor centre plans unveiled
By Pete Hayman Wiltshire Council will launch
a further public consultation as
English Heritage has unveiled part of the planning process for
designs for the proposed new the scheme, which has been
£25m visitor centre at Stone- backed by the government and
henge after submitting a will receive funding from
planning application for the English Heritage, the Highways
scheme to Wiltshire Council. Agency and the DCMS.
The facility, which is to be English Heritage's Stone-
built 1.5 miles (2.4km) to the henge project director, Loraine

west of the historic site at Knowles, said: "The new centre
Airman's Corner, has been
is designed to blend into the
designed by London-based image World Heritage landscape
architects Denton Corker The visitor centre has been designed by Denton Corker Marshall which visitors will pass through
Marshall to be environmentally on their way to the stones.
sensitive to its surroundings. system similar to the one used returned to grassland under the "It will provide enhanced
A pair of single-storey at Cornwall's Eden Project will plans, as well as the closure of opportunities for education
structures – one glass and one also be provided. the A344 and byways within and interpretation and have
timber – will be built to house Existing car park and visitor the site to motorised vehicles. A first class facilities in keeping
exhibitions, a café, a shop and facilities at the World Heritage minimal security facility and with Stonehenge's status as a
toilets, while a low-key transit Site will be removed and emergency toilets will remain. world-renowned attraction."
Developer submits Battersea Power Station plans
Golf and rugby
Treasury Holdings UK hopes to transform the derelict site with £5.5bn scheme
set for Olympics
Golf and rugby union
By Pete Hayman retail space, a hotel and a sevens will be included in
conference centre. the programme for the
Plans for a £5.5bn mixed-use A riverside park, an exten- 2016 Olympic Games in
redevelopment of Battersea sion to the Riverside Walk Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Power Station in south London through to Battersea Park and following a vote by the
have been submitted to the public access to restored International Olympic
local authority by developer historic areas of the power Committee (IOC).
Treasury Holdings UK. station are also proposed, as The IOC's executive
Wandsworth Council will now well as office space and more board had recommended
decide whether to grant than 3,700 residential units. the inclusion of the two
planning consent for the The site has remained derelict Rob Tincknell, Treasury sports, which held off
redevelopment of the 40-acre since closing during the 1980s Holdings UK's managing competition from five rival
(16.2-hectare) site, which has director, said: "It is a plan that, bids after an extensive
remained derelict since the A masterplan for the site – vitally, will finally deliver this evaluation by the Olympic
1980s after a series of failed drawn up by architect Rafael important site's regeneration Programme Commission
attempts to regenerate the Viñoly – includes 700,000sq ft and create a vibrant new urban earlier this year.
iconic Grade II*-listed building. (65,032sq m) of restaurant and quarter for London."
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