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Water Tower, Congleton

AEW Architects Director, Andy Critchlow, has converted a derelict Grade 2 listed Water Tower into his home. As well as a personal goal, the project was undertaken to demonstrate AEW’s approach to conversion, sustainable refurbishment and use of renewable technologies. Andy purchased the property, without internal viewing, at auction in January 2010.

The Tower standing 15metres high and 11metres in diameter was decommissioned by United Utilities in the early 2000’s and stood empty and decaying since. Conversion of the listed building has created a four-storey, five-bedroom family home with a top floor sun room that looks out over seven counties. In order to promote sustainable conversion the project was filmed for the latest series of Channel 4’s, Restoration Man which was aired in January 2012.

Status: Completed

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