We are excited to announce that we will begin work converting a historic war fort into a 4 storey holiday home. This will be our most challenging and exciting project to date and an opportunity to showcase our modular engineering and build skills.
The Martello Tower, a historic war fort (which has been Grade II Listed since 23rd April 1985) was constructed during the Napoleonic War between 1805 and 1809 and is a brick design covered in a concrete render. It is approximately 30 feet high and has walls about 6ft thick. A door has been added at ground floor level and external stairs have been removed which would have created access to the first floor living quarters. Inside the tower is bare and is not open to the public. It is, however, accessible as it stands in a car park behind the sea wall.
The Tower which is currently in a state of disrepair has had planning permission granted to convert into a holiday home. The exciting project will push the boundaries and expectations of our standard bills and will showcase exactly how versatile our engineering can be.
External alterations would include added glazed panels and window openings, together with the provision for three on-site parking spaces. The project will boast uninterrupted views of the coastline and on a clear day the French coastline is also visible The plans are to convert the tower into four storeys connected by a spiral staircase and a skylight to provide natural light for the whole building.
Updates to follow…