working details: A timber roof with stainless steel shingles
The centre is a single-storey building with a 10m-high tower on the north-west corner next to the main entrance. The tower is LVL (laminated veneer lumber) structure clad with render. The external walls are of conventional cavity brickwork construction; the roof takes the form of a series of semi-folded plates, clad with stainless steel shingles, which oversail the walls, in some cases by almost 3 metres.
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