The group includes Patrick Heron, the painter; Theo Crosby, professor of architecture at the Royal College of Art; Derek Sugden, the acoustic engineer; and Ian Lacey, former chief planning officer at Westminster City Council.
It is chaired by the architect Trevor Dannatt, a professor at the Royal Academy, whose president, Roger de Grey, also supports the retention of the existing buildings. Mr de Grey says: 'I am all for evolution of buildings of this quality, but certainly not demolition, particularly if they are to be replaced by the ever-encroaching office block. This is not a desirable development for the South Bank.'
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