The style of the building is directly related to the unique nature of the site. Located at the head of the Plym Estuary, the site is visible from a distance as the A38 comes over the brow of the hill approaching Plymouth from the east. The motorway is then elevated over the existing roundabout adjacent to the site, giving a second prominent view of the location of the building and its relationship to the surrounding landscape. The south edge of the site is bounded by the main railway line from London to Plymouth. Viewed from motorway, local roads and main railway line, the site has an unusual degree of prominence and serves as an opportunity to create a "gateway" to the city of Plymouth.

Facts and Figures
Building Contract: 1993 - 1994

RIBA Journal September 1994
A+U October 1995
Abitare Issue No. 373 - May 1998