Project information

Ultralightweight building and time travel machine

Water Tower

This project in Chester will include repairs and restoration of the city walls towers through the use of ultralightweight building techniques and materials (such as using composite technology). This will be promoted and replicated across Europe as an example of archaeological good practice.

The project will include interpretation for visitors, access improvements and a study to investigate how the city walls can help boost Chester’s local economy (increasing visitor numbers, extending stays, encouraging repeat and more frequent visits). The project will also consider new uses for the towers on the city walls.

Through PORTICO, Chester aims to further enhance the walls and towers as a visitor attraction and destination in their own right. The walls provide an
important link to other city attractions.


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