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BUILDING
 
 
The Falkirk Wheel and Visitor Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
RMJM
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
Scotland
Council Area
Falkirk
Town
Falkirk
Hamlet
Tamfourhill
Address
Lime Road (Bonnyhill Road - B816)
 
 
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for travel and tourism
Information and reception centres
Transport buildings and structures
Other buildings for transport
Architecture of parklands and water
Dams, sluices and water structures

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Transport and road system infrastructures
Other types of infrastructures
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2002
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AWARDS
 
2003
Scottish Design Awards
Most Original Piece of Work
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CLIENT
 
 
British Waterways
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 84,500,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Difference in height
m. 24 (ft. 79)
Diameter
m. 35 (ft. 115)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Binnie Black and Veatch
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STAFF
 
General contractor
Bachy/Soletanche - Morrison Construction
Developer
Butterley Engineering (wheel)
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The Falkirk Wheel connecting the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals (24 meter difference in altitude).
 
 
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