Design “is a long way from being incorporated” into the Government’s plans for a 100m British academy of sport.
An invitation to tender for a site for the academy’s headquarters was put out last week by Prime Minister John Major, who also announced that the 100m funding would come from National Lottery money.
The academy is set to be the pinnacle of a series of regional centres and schools specialising in individual sports.
The site is due to be chosen by January 1997, but a spokeswoman for the Sports Council, which is handling the project, says design plans are “a long way down the line. But literature and graphics work is likely to come from the Sport’s Council’s design roster.”
“We have yet to be briefed, even for the tender documents, so there are no specific plans,” says the council’s publications manager Geraldine Rogers.
“But I can’t see that there will be any reason to go outside our roster, and we are not looking for consultancies,” she adds.