We’re delighted to have completed our latest heritage sector project, delivering the Grade II listed Mill Moor Lane Water Tower restoration project in Lancaster for NHS Property Services. And to celebrate the handover of this demanding project, we have created a short video with drone footage of the tower, highlighting what was involved and showcasing the stunning results.
We have fully restored the original brickwork of the circular tower, which dates back to 1900, including the decorative window surrounds and detailing. We have also painstakingly restored the timber-framed windows, which now look like new.
The project involved extensive structural work to ensure the stability of the tower and preserve it for future generations. This included the addition of a new gantry at high level and replacement of the roof structure and covering. The water tank at the top of the tower has also been repainted, creating a landmark that is visible for miles around with its stunning red and white finish.
The project was completed on time within the required 16-week programme, despite the challenges of COVID-19, and all works were carried out while the building below remained occupied and fully operational, which involved meticulous design and co-ordination of scaffolding and temporary works.
This project builds on our growing portfolio in Lancashire and our established reputation in both the heritage and healthcare sectors. We’re sure you’ll agree, the video showcases just how successful the project has been and highlights the skill and expertise of our team.