A visitor centre and retail presence has just been completed at the Imperial War Museum's Duxford site in Cambridgeshire. The 505
sq ft (45 sq m) space, a former armoury, has been refurbished by architects HOK, with interior design created by architectural practice London Bloc. The store features a screed floor intended to mimic a runway, and the display units, manufactured from steel frames with brushed aluminium laminate MDF, are designed to remind visitors of the skin of an aircraft. The largest units are 6.5 m long and span 4 m between floor and column, while the two smaller units are mobile so they can be moved to alter the circulation. Project fit-out was predominantly by Mivan and cost£220,000.