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Pre-Cast Concrete Batching Plant and Laboratory Building for 'Win-kit'
Eureka, East London, Eastern Cape

Aloth Usher (Al) STRATFORD: Architect

Date:1990
Type:Factory
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°57'55.15" S 27°49'10.04" E Alt: 212m

Linear building constructed with precast concrete products as part of project to produce the 'Win-Kit' pre-cast concrete building system. The one side of the building was a Laboratory and the other an Office with a concrete Weigh-Batching Plant in between, and Storage at ground level.

The unusual 'aeroplane wing' roof structure was formed with a wall plate on either side, two 50 x 150 purlins; and a stressed skin formed with corrugated iron to the underside (forming the ceiling) and to the top side.

Certain unsympathetic changes have been made to the building - by subsequent owners - since it was originally constructed.

William Martinson, March 2020.