Stonehenge Rolls up Again

Din Associates and architectural group Michael Hopkins & Partners are believed to be among shortlisted consortia to design a new £65m visitors centre for Stonehenge.

Din Associates and architectural group Michael Hopkins & Partners are believed to be among shortlisted consortia to design a new £65m visitors centre for Stonehenge. The submission date for proposals is 8 November, with the successful candidate being announced in January.

Commissioned by English Heritage and the National Trust, the project has been under consideration for three years, but has seen design and financing problems.

Original designs from Edward Cullinan Architects and the then James Gardner 3D Concepts were scrapped in 1996. A further tender was then put out, but no appointment was made.

English Heritage has also failed to raise the necessary funds for the venture, missing out on £22m it requested from the Millennium Commission. Neither Din Associates nor Michael Hopkins & Partners were prepared to comment.

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