This project is the second attempt to provide a solution to the watch tower which is a grade II listed structure that is on the English Heritage ‘buildings at risk’ list. This brought about the challenges of how to protect the structure by reengaging the use whilst also remaining sympathetic to its historical origins.
The revised proposal is structured around providing a large structural glazed art gallery with access to the existing watchtower structure as an extension to a glazed art gallery and viewing platform. The main residence is to be constructed below the surface of the landscape and a large concrete shaft built below to support the existing stone watchtower building. See our projects page for details of ‘Turton Watch Tower 1’.