We’ve officially begun work on Darwen Tower in Lancashire, with the 123-year old tower in need of restoration. The tower sits on top of Darwen Hill overlooking the town of Darwen, and while this location makes it highly noticable and iconic, it also makes it vulnerable to the elements of nature. Over time, the monument has taken a battering from wind, rain, hail and all the rest of the good old British weather.
We’ve been working closely with surveyors JubbClews, structural engineers Mann Williams, 3D modellers Bury Associates, and the clients Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, to ensure the tower is restored to its former glory. This includes repairs to the rainwater disposal system and the deck of the upper observation level, as well as improvements to the surroundings and plenty more.
The scaffolding is up and our team are on site starting to rake out the crumbling mortar, ready for repointing. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of October, and as such, access to the tower will be off-limits until the work is done. All of these improvements will ensure that the tower’s lifespan increases, and that it will continue to be enjoyed by many future generations.