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WINTER WONDERLAND

Sheffield's £120M Winter Gardens opened this week, a new 70m long 21m high temperate glasshouse made of glulam and glass. Designed by Buro Happold and built by Interserve, construction of the project started in March 2002 following demolition of the Sheffield Town Hall extension that was known locally as the 'eggbox'.

Architect was Richards Pringle & Sharratt. The Winter Gardens is home to 2,500 different plants from around the world including towering Eucalyptus trees and Norfolk Island Pines.

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