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10Sep92 PORTUGAL: 100 FIRMS ASKED FOR IDEAS ON PLANS TO REDEVELOP LISBON.

More than 100 European contractors and consultants are to respond to a joint Lisbon city council/European Commission plan to redevelop parts of the Portuguese capital.British interest includes Trafalgar House Construction, Wimpey Tishman, Ove Arup, Maunsell, EC Harris and Acer Consultants.The appeal for help from the European construction industry was made following an international conference at the end of May on the redevelopment plan for Lisbon.Called Project Valis, it envisages a number of smaller schemes co-ordinated through a development agency which Lisbon Municipality will create.According to Professor Jorge Gaspar of Lisbon University, the firms' ideas are expected to be submitted by early November.The next stage will be to incorporate these ideas into a masterplan or planning strategy.The aim of Project Valis is to conserve and restore Lisbon's architectural heritage. Three priority areas have been designated along the waterfront and another 40 smaller schemes are being considered.