As a regular passer of the RAC control centres at Bristol and Walsall (30 July, page 34), perhaps someone could enlighten me about the obviously nautical inspiration in the designs. The centre at Bristol screams Noah’s Ark (when not attracting divine thunderbolts, causing the computer system to shut down!) and the one mentioned in the article, at Walsall, could be a reasonable facsimile of the last minutes of the Titanic. Why?

Andy Carter, via email