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Coin Street architect dies suddenly

London SE1 website team

Architect Ian Davidson who transformed part of the South Bank has died unexpectedly following a heart attack. He was 48.

Coin Street director Ian Tuckett employed Ian Davidson and Alex Lifschutz having seen their work in Suffolk. The Lifschutz Davidson practice converted the Oxo Tower, once threatened with demolition, into its now well-known conversion for housing and retail units. Ian Davidson's flats in Broadwall were immediately award-winning.

The work was noted at the nearby Sainsbury's headquarters where he was asked to design a supermarket in Coventry.

Davidson's latest contribution to the South Bank riverside was the twin wide walkways flanking Hungerford Bridge. His early designs for the health and fitness centre behind the National Theatre were presented to Waterloo residents only last December.

Ian Davidson's funeral will be a private event on Wednesday 18 February. Details of a memorial service will be announced shortly.

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