Hopkins Architects were selected as competition winners and the building was officially opened in 1994.
The head office comprises seven separate buildings in the form of courtyards and L-shaped blocks lined with trees which allows access to the city centre through the site. The main amenity building, with a dramatic fabric roof suspended from four masts, is featured in the middle of the other buildings. This is both the visual and social centre of the complex, containing a multi-purpose sports hall, bar and restaurant.
The Centre was a pioneering ‘Green’ project in the UK