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A local authority water quality laboratory provides for testing of drinking water and includes a chemical laboratory, microbiological laboratory, instrumentation laboratory and offices

Floor area
535 m² (5,758 ft²)



A contemporary design of interconnecting planes and cubes express the three main components of the building, arranged in relation to a central spine wall

An office block to the south of the spine wall, clad in sinusoidal metal sheet with sliding aluminium shutters for sun shading, forms the public face of the building

A laboratory block to the north of the spine wall, expressed as a wooden box, is more secure and private, avoiding direct sunlight or glare

A plant room representing the ‘engine’ of the building is located at roof level to facilitate potential future expansion

The theme of the building is echoed by a water feature located near the building entrance