J Galt architect, 1913-14. Steel framed, brick and
glass building modelled on Peter Behren's A E G
Turbine Factory in Berlin (1909). Tall, 13-bay main
shop frontage onto river. Flattened mansard roof to
main section with substantial flat-roofed range on E
elevation. Gable-ends glazed (with entrance at ground)
upper windows divided from lower by broad brick band,
gable head, with lunettes, overhangs lower elevation.
Large arched entrance in W end of flat-roofed section.
Areas between steel frames glazed.
INTERIOR: large central aisle with gallery at E. Steel
frame pivoted at base and at gallery level at E to
allow for movement in this structure. Supporting
light-weight lattic roof trusses in mansard form and
glazed roof formerly with sliding roof panels. Fish
bellied travelling cranes. Various large machine tools
including a planer. Painted mustard yellow 1984.