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Express Lift Tower Also known as Express Lifts Tower

 

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  • Express Lifts Tower Northampton

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  • It is the only lift-testing tower to have ever been built in the United Kingdom.
  • In 1997 it was given Grade Two listing status, making it at the time the youngest listed building in the country.
  • In January 1997 the tower fell into disuse and the land on it has since been sold to Wilcon Homes for development who found concrete cancer in it meaning they have to knock it down. Conveniently this also means that their housing estate can go ahead.
  • Local people have defended the tower but it still faces an uncertain future today even if it has been saved from destruction so far.
  • Terry Wogan, the broadcaster, has dubbed the the "light-house" of Northampton.

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03-09-2014 > Northampton Lifts Tower To Open To Abseilers

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Architect
Stimpson and Walton
Developer
Express Lifts Company

Reference Data

Reference No.
404
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
03-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Nearside, Northampton. NN5 5FJ
Council
Northampton Borough Council
County
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1978
Construction start date
1980
Completion date
1982
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Brutalist

Roof Height (AGL)
127.45

Total Floors (O.G)
15

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Primary Use
Other


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