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5 Earth Centre, Doncaster, 100M

Financial problems and ethical compromises have dogged this project which will only open in scaled down form next year. Although the project is intended to promote sustainable development, the backers have been forced to compromise on original plans to use sustainable materials (NCE 3 September). Time pressure made it impossible to bring in a materials vetting programme, so steel and concrete have been used for the sake of speed rather than sustainability.

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