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Thursday, February 08, 2007
In brief: Olympic stadium news, housebuilding, Design for London, etc.
West Ham's Olympic dreams die as they won't be allowed to take over the stadium after the games, when it will become primarily an athletics venue. Its design is also being scaled back, according to Building magazine, with only one covered stand. Good job that by 2012 global warming will mean that rather than worrying about rain, we will all be getting sunburn skin cancers while watching athletes sweat their way around the track.

Galliford Try have completed the takeover of Linden Homes, which will propel it into the top ten housebuilders with around 3000 annual completions.

And apparently housebuilding has risen to the highest levels since the late 1980s, yet despite this, somehow homes are still completely unaffordable for the many. Hence yet another first time buyers initiative from DCLG.

Design for London was officially launched and you can read some Ken quotes here.

It's not just central government - the GLA and Liverpool City Council are also going to bring in additional World Heritage Site protection after UNESCO's criticisms late last year.

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