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`The great imperative is for the grand projects to be delivered in time for the Millenium. What we don't want is the Great British Public walking around 12 construction sites in the year 2000.'

Jonathan Ball, architect behind the Eden Project, a pounds 105m project to build a chain of massive greenhouses in a disused clay pit in Cornwall, each containing a biosphere. The scheme is on the shortlist to become one of 12 Landmark projects, but Ball's design team needs the go-ahead in the next two months.