In the article about the proposed King Alfred development (The Argus, January 8), Josh Argirhos of Karis speaks of "building a world-class sports centre with the world's greatest architect".

Assuming Frank Gehry is, in fact, "the world's greatest architect", how much was he involved in the design of the sports centre? Plans submitted by Karis indicate the sports centre was designed by a specialist company, HOK Sports Architecture.

The perimeter buildings have also generated a great deal of controversy.

But were these buildings designed by Frank Gehry or Piers Gough?

Those who know Gehry's work say the design of the perimeter buildings has little in common with his previous buildings.

The first design of the perimeter buildings could be called the "Eastern European slab".

The second, admittedly muchimproved design, could be referred to as the "Benidorm".

Although the world's greatest architect would have been involved in the overall design concept, would he have been responsible for the detailed design of these perimeter buildings? I suspect not.

Many months ago, I recall reading Frank Gehry was in favour of a much smaller development as the King Alfred site is so small.

What we have here is a residential and commercial development made huge to pay for a sports centre.

With 751 flats, the proposed development breaks Brighton and Hove City Council's own planning guidelines for the site.

However, the council is working in partnership with Karis and, in effect, will be determining its own planning application, whether it breaches planning guidelines or not.

As for the bowls facility, we are told this is to be built at a future date on another site, provided Karis makes sufficient profit on the King Alfred project to pay for it.

Wouldn't it make more sense for a bowls facility to be included in what is being described as a worldclass sports centre?

And shouldn't a world-class sports facility have an Olympic-sized pool?

David Jewell, Kings Esplanade, Hove