Update from the BA Chair
As you know, the City has plans to develop London Wall West (the site comprising what is now occupied by Bastion House and the Museum of London). It has issued preliminary proposals for a massive commercial development and the Barbican Association, together with many of you, have objected. We believe that what has been proposed is entirely inappropriate to an historic site so close to the Barbican neighbourhood. We are asking the City to think again.
We have considerable resident talent and expertise but we also need professional help. We have already engaged a public relations company to assist in the development of our strategy . We are fortunate in that the Association has substantial reserves and a steady source of income through Barbican Life. We hope the General Council – our governing body – will continue to approve funds to help us challenge the City’s proposals and make our campaign as effective as possible.
Once we see the City’s revised revised proposals I shall be in touch again. We shall then see the extent to which the City has re-thought its plans. If the final plans do not respond to the expectations of local residents and other stakeholders, we shall be launching our campaign.
I hope you will continue to support us and get involved.
Please get in touch with Averil Baldwin at email@example.com with any comments or offers of help.
Chair, The Barbican Association