Thursday, October 07, 2010

Demolition of Bowstring Bridge and Pump & Tap may have been pointless

Earlier this week the Leicester Mercury reported that government spending cuts may lead to the cancellation of De Montfort University's planned new sports centre.

The paper quoted the university's vice-chancellor,  Professor Dominic Shellard, as saying:
"Money for the sports centre has been set aside and, of course, we have every expectation that it will go ahead as planned.
"However, in the current economic landscape and with the comprehensive spending review on the horizon, it would be disingenuous to suggest that we don't have a duty to look very hard at every penny we spend."

This turn of events is of interest because the construction of this sports centre was used to justify the demolition of the Bowstring Bridge and the Pump & Tap pub. It can only strengthen the impression that the university and Leicester City Council acted with unnecessary haste.

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