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In plan the glasshouse is an ellipse; it is covered with a 5,000m 2domed glass roof supported by a series of twenty-four arches comprising 150 x 248mm T-sections welded to the tops of 323. 9mm diameter CHS tubes. The longest arch spans 54m and rises to 14m above the main floor.


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