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9= Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 90M

A year ago this project was the equal ninth largest Millennium capital project (NCE 1/8 January). Since then the value has been slashed from 90M to 70M after it failed to win 19M of National Heritage Department funding for a high-tech Welsh history museum.

The size of the structure will remain the same but new plans for the contents of the centre will be relaunched in three weeks time. Construction of the Centre was scheduled to start this autumn, but a planning application has still to be submitted. Despite this, promoters insist that the Centre is on target for completion by autumn 2001 - the Millennium Commission's stipulated date for the scheme to be considered a Millennium Project.

'Removal of the museum has provided an opportunity to increase the range of uses to which the building can be put,' said a spokesman.

Designed by architect Percy Thomas Partnership and consultant Ove Arup, the complex will house the Welsh National Opera, a number of dance companies and a music and dance learning centre. It will also feature a residential centre for leading youth group Urdd Gobiath Cymru.

Funding comes from a 27M Millennium Commission grant, 8.3M of Arts Council money plus private sector and charitable trust sponsorship.

MJ

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