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Network Rail has been accused of pushing through a ‘crass and timid’ design for the £600 million New Street Gateway development after Alejandro Zaero-Polo’s AZPML apparently walked, the Birmingham Mail reported. London-based Haskoll are now revising plans for the Gateway’s atrium (which is supposed to “flood the station with light”, despite the skylight illuminating only a fraction of the station area).

[‘New Street station architects resign from project’, BM, 6 March 2014]

It is understood that the project’s delivery team, led by contractor MACE in conjunction with Network Rail, has forced through a new design featuring tensioned fabric instead of the original plans for continuous white plaster curves.

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March 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

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