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Issue No 519 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
12 January - 25 January 2010 Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08)
Work begins on Glamorgan's sports science centre
By Tom Walker ed by June 2010. It is hoped
that, once complete, the facility
Construction has begun on a will be used by the Welsh
new £2.6m sports science Rugby Union and local
centre at the University of professional teams from various
Glamorgan in Pontypridd, sporting disciplines.
South Wales. Alun Woodruff, the Univer-
The centre, which has been sity's director of estates, said:
designed by London-based "This is another piece of the
Holder Mathias Architects, is University's Capital Develop-
being built on the existing play- ment jigsaw which will raise the
ing fields at the university and bar in terms of sporting
includes a new multi-purpose facilities, not just at Glamorgan,
sports hall with six courts and The new centre has bee designed by Holder Mathias Architects but within Wales as a whole.
an ancillary support block. "Sport is a growing part of
The sports centre will also act The new facility is the first has been designed in accor- the university's curriculum and
as a high-tech teaching and sports centre in Wales to be dance with the latest Sport I have no doubt that the
training facility with a monitor- awarded a BREEAM (Building England guidelines. Glamorgan Sport Park building
ing room enabling teaching Research Establishment Work on the project is being will inspire our students to
staff to track strength and the Environmental Assessment carried out by Midas Construc- achieve great things in the
conditioning of athletes. Method) Excellent rating and tion and is due to be complet- sporting field."
British Museum's expansion approved by council
BW publishes
Ambitious £135m plans for new museum wing receive Camden Council approval
trust plans
British Waterways has
By Tom Walker The rejigged plans, drawn published its plans for a
up by architects Rogers Stirk ‘national trust’ to be
Camden Council in London has Harbour + Partners, include created in order to secure
awarded planning permission sinking part of the extension the future of the UK’s
for the £135m expansion of below the ground in an canals and navigable
the British Museum. attempt to solve criticism rivers and waterways.
The plans received the green that the extension will block The organisation has
light at the second time of views of the Grade I-listed published a report
trying, after the council turned Reading Room. entitled Setting a new
down an initial application for RSHP's original plans course, Britain’s water-
the works in June 2009. The British Museum will be included a 1,000 sq m ways in the third sector,
The previous, rejected plans expanded by 10,760sq ft (10,760sq ft) building at the which outlines the
had angered a local conserva- rear of the museum, replacing proposals to move from
tion group, Bloomsbury daylight from the existing the former offices of the British the public sector and
Conservation Area Advisory buildings and "diminish the Library on Montague Place, as close the current £30m
Committee, which claimed the museum's existing architec- well as a conservation centre annual gap in funding.
development would block tural delights". to train museum conservators.
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