Bishop Auckland is getting a striking new visitors’ centre – thanks in part to silicone, tape and sealant specialist Tremco-illbruck.

The work of London architect Niall McLaughlin, the eye-catching structure has been built to replicate a medieval siege engine, standing outside the walls of the castle. From a viewing platform part-way up the 29m tower, visitors can enjoy spectacular views across Auckland Castle’s deer park and the surrounding countryside.

The centre’s larch windows were sealed with Tremco-illbruck’s TP652 Trio Plus, a window installation tape that delivers weather-tightness, air-tightness and thermal and acoustic insulation.