Plans for Shell Centre promise design work

A wide range of design jobs could be up for grabs at central London’s South Bank within the next few years if planning permission submitted last week is granted to redevelop the Shell Centre.

The scheme, known as Belvedere Court, is scheduled for completion in autumn 2004. It will incorporate restaurants, cafés, leisure facilities, offices, shops and walkways, linking Waterloo Station to County Hall, the London Eye, Jubilee Gardens and the South Bank Centre.

Plans by architect Arup Associates were lodged last week with the London Borough of Lambeth by Shell International and project manager Lend Lease.

Design works could include internal and external signage and wayfinding, commercial and retail interior design, graphic design and street furniture, plus other work.

‘It is important that all parts of the development read as one piece of urban design that exploits the location and its relationship to the river [Thames] to its full, in a way that is accessible to the public.’ says Arup Associates project leader Nick Suslak.

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