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FINE PARKING IN LAKE DISTRICT Sheppard Robson has submitted plans for this three-storey car park - part of an £80 million revamp of Penrith town centre in the Lake District. The unusual, undulating 250m-long facade is a scaleddown replica of the topography of a 50km stretch between the Cumbrian town and the Irish sea (see map, below right). Made up from 1,622 wooden 'slices', there are plans to preassemble this external structure in 9m panels using locally sourced timber. Sheppard ...

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