Could Tonwell water tower be your Grand Designs project?

PUBLISHED: 17:59 19 October 2020

There are plans to turn Tonwell Water near Ware into a grand design (photo: King & Co)

There are plans to turn Tonwell Water near Ware into a grand design (photo: King & Co)

King & Co

Planning and listed buildings consent has been granted to convert this radical piece of architecture into a three or four bedroom home

Looking for something a little more exciting than your average three-bed? Tonwell water tower on the edge of Tonwell village near Ware could be the very unusual answer.

The tower was purchased from Affinity Water last year by property developers King and Co, and planning and listed buildings consent has been granted to convert it into a three or four bedroom home, complete with a lift and large roof terrace. Plans feature four-metre high ceilings and vast windows giving a 360-degree view of the countryside.

The 22.5 metre high water tower was designed by Sir Edmund Percy and built in 1964 in a brutalist style.

Tonwell water tower (photo: King & Co)Tonwell water tower (photo: King & Co)

Oliver King, managing director of King and Co, describes it as ‘a spectacular feat of civil engineering with breathtaking geometrical lines’.

‘We are currently looking for occupiers who want us to build and deliver the finished opportunity in partnership, although we would sell the development as the site only,’ he added.

The development is currently on sale with Steven Oates for £350,000.

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