Chunghwa Factory – The Parr Partnership, Eurocentral

Chunghwa Factory – The Parr Partnership, Eurocentral

Steven Anderson (now of 3DReid) recalls an infamous industrial white elephant in Lanarkshire: “I nominate the HQ building for CPT(UK)Ltd at Eurocentral – a £10M office building for the Taiwanese company which was built in 1996, along with a 400×80m manufacturing barn (the 1st of 4 planned phases!) with our taxpayers pounds to attract new microelectonics manufacturing to the central belt.

“The GIA Award winning building was demolished within 10 years of it’s creation and before my 36th birthday.

“The Parr Partnership were the architects, with myself and Mark Dennis – now of Design Plus Limited in Jersey, as the main designers.

“David Lumsden – now a Design Manager with Sir Robert McAlpine was the Associate in charge of the project.

“As The Proclaimers may have said; Chunghwa no more, Hyundai no more, NEC no more…..”