Usan Tower

We were commissioned to design a residential conversion of the former North Sea coast lookout tower which is sited on a rocky headland between Montrose and Lunan Bay.  The derelict tower built circa 1908 is a C Listed Building in was in a very poor condition when it was purchased in 2012.

The design solution is a modest, single storey, extension docked alongside and connected to the two storey tower.  The design consists of a contemporary visually lightweight form of zinc roofing and fibre cement cladding to contrast with the solidity of the slate roof and stone walls of the existing building.

The arrangement of the plan forms a compact garden and sitting out space on the south of the tower from which to enjoy the buildings unusual and elevated position.

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