We are currently underway with a project preparing detailed drawings and building regulations information for the conversion of the former control tower at Metheringham Airfield. The project is to be constructed by local contractor S Reid Services and work is due to start in Spring.
The control tower is to be converted into a new 3 bedroom dwelling with the living room at first floor making full use of the balcony which wraps around the nearly half of the building and provides access to the roof. The former tender shelter which was constructed of a Nissen hut is to be used as holiday accomodation and is to be sited in the original location.
The building will not be connected to mains sewers so a package treatment plant will be used to process foul water. The surface water is harnessed by the use of rain water harvesting adding to the buildings sustainability credentials.
The proposal is a great example of a restoration project and close attention has been paid to the original construction details in order to mimic the original appearance of the building using modern building materials. In order to replicate the original look of the building the original windows are to be replaced with modern metal framed windows by Crittal. The drainage is to be concealed so that no external gullies or soil vent pipes are used.
We look forward to seeing the project complete and will post images during construction and once completed.