The frame is formed from 21 arches of laminated strips of untreated larch. These were intended to weather to a silvery-grey colour.
The frame is formed from 21 arches of laminated strips of untreated larch. These were intended to weather to a silvery-grey colour.

Fantastic photos have been unearthed showing the construction of Sheffield's Winter Garden

The Winter Garden has become a focal point of Sheffield since it opened 17 years ago.

By Richard Blackledge
Monday, 24th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 11:43 am

One of the biggest temperate glasshouses to be built in Britain in a century, and the largest to be created in a European city centre, the project was part of the original Heart of the City scheme and followed the completion of the neighbouring Millennium Gallery.

Costing £5.5 million, and designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, it contains more than 2,000 plants which live beneath soaring timber arches made of larch.

These pictures show the construction of the Winter Garden in the early 2000s, and serve as a reminder of the undertaking's ambition and scope.

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