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Friday 4 August 2006

'Kremlin on the Clyde' gets new home - on the Clyde

BBC Scotland's new headquarters has just completed its construction stage and staff will begin to move in during 2007 after the building is fitted out. According to this story, the building was completed "on schedule and on budget", that budget being GBP129mio. A hefty sum! On the other hand, it is certainly a more reasonable amount than was spent on the Scottish Parliament (GBP431mio!!), completed neither on schedule nor on budget:

Notice the similarity, though

BBC Scotland, New HQ in Glasgow

Lubianka prison, Moscow

The building reflected in the new BBC Scotland building is the SECC, known as 'The Armadillo':

SECC Glasgow, 'The Armadillo'

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