SP7360 : National Lift Tower, Northampton

taken 6 years ago, near to Upton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

National Lift Tower, Northampton
National Lift Tower, Northampton
The National Lift Tower (previously called The Express Lift Tower) is a lift testing tower built by the Express Lift Company off the Weedon Road in Northampton. The structure was commissioned in 1978 with construction commencing in 1980, and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 November 1982.
Designed by architect Maurice Walton of Stimpson and Walton, the tower is 127.45 metres (418.1 feet) tall, 14.6 m (47.9 ft) in diameter at the base and tapers to 8.5 m (27.9 ft) at the top.

The only lift testing tower in Britain, it was granted Grade II listed on 30 October 1997, at the time making it the youngest listed building in the UK.

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Friday, 1 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 July, 2011
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