Exeter Weather Centre, Sutherland Hussey Architects, Building, Project, Photo, Design, Image
Exeter Weather Centre
Lighting Project in south west England, UK – design by Sutherland Hussey Architects
15 Jun 2006
Exeter Weather Centre
Design: Sutherland Hussey, Edinburgh Architecture Practice,
Edinburgh architects project in south-west England – the daycatcher, some images unpublished in the trade press
£80k, at Honiton Road roundabout, Exeter: with David Narro Associates
Exeter Weather Centre Lighting Project images / information from Sutherland Hussey Architects
The Met Office
The Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is also a member of the Public Data Group. The current chief executive is John Hirst and the current chief scientist is Dame Julia Slingo. The Met Office makes meteorological predictions across all timescales from weather forecasts to climate change. The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and the National Meteorological Library and Archive are also parts of the Met Office. Part of the Met Office headquarters at Exeter in Devon is the Met Office College, which handles the training for internal personnel and many forecasters from around the world.
In September 2003 the Met Office moved its headquarters to a purpose-built £80m structure near Exeter Airport and the A30, in Devon, being officially opened on 21 June 2004—a few weeks short of its 150th anniversary—by Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, from its previous location of Bracknell in Berkshire, and it has a worldwide presence – including a forecasting centre in Aberdeen, and offices in Gibraltar and on the Falklands. Other outposts lodge in establishments such as the Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology (JCMM) at University of Reading in Berkshire, the Joint Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Research (JCHMR) site at Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and there is also a Met Office presence at many Army and Air Force bases within the UK and abroad (including frontline units in conflict zones).
Location:Honiton Road, Exeter, UK