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Wednesday, 14 July 2010
David "Fuzzy Felt" Fleming-He Should Be Sacked.
How many cock-ups does one have to make to get sacked in the public sector. Grand mis-management of a public contract for a new museum in the world heritage site, that started off with a costing of £28,000,000 that ends up costing £78,000,000, and it hasnt finished yet.
Nearly a million pounds paid out for a covenant that they knew about, and now as reported last Friday on these pages, an extra £500,000 to the new architects...not 3XN who were sacked by Fuzzy, who then appointed AEN as architects. This dispute has now cost a further £32,000 in costs, http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/07/museum-of-liverpool-cock-up-work-stops.html
Today Ben Schofield reports http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/07/14/national-museums-liverpool-forced-to-pay-500-000-to-architects-after-row-over-unpaid-fees-92534-26848660/ On the damning state of affairs at Liverpool Museums who destroyed Manchester Dock, our culture, to build this new museum. Fleming needs sacking.
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So we have a very high profile project, designed by renowned architects who won an international competition against very stiff opposition.... then NML wanted to fiddle around with the design (cladding, etc.) and sacked the original architects, appointing the firm that was assisting with navigating UK building regs. etc.... who implemented all the many changes decided by NML.... who then refused to pay for them, although they appear to have unilaterally paid out 750,000 instead of 70,000 odd because they forgot to check the covenants on a World Heritage site!! This is not only an astounding example of arrogance and pride, but all the faffing around appears to have cost a minimum of 1,250,000. Who exactly can call Dr. Fleming to account for his astonishing hubris?
14/7/2010 11:51 AM BST on liverpooldailypost.co.uk
I does not stop there, the floor now needs to come up I am reliably informed.
The reality is they have spent all the budget.
Picture of Rome MAXXI which opened 2009..........well they do look exactly the same dont they.