SD5051 : Lancaster (Forton) Services

taken 2 years ago, near to Forton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lancaster (Forton) Services
Lancaster (Forton) Services

Forton Services opened in January 1965. Designed by the architect Thomas Bennett, the "Pennine Tower" as it was called was a 20 metre high tower, cantilevered at the top to provide two storeys of accommodation including an open "sun terrace" and a 120-seat restaurant with waiter service. It later closed and was later used as a staff room and truck drivers facility until 1989. In 2001 it was refitted as a training room but that has been since relocated. Currently mothballed it was Grade II listed in 2012. For more detail see Forton Service - a history: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Bennett 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5021 5198 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.6896N 2:45.6210W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5020 5195
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Motorway Services  Grade II Listed 

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