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Rossall Observatory, Wyre Coast

The Observatory at Rossall Point acts as a visual landmark and the only physical refuge between the towns of Fleetwood and Cleveleys on the windswept Wyre Coast in Lancashire.
The design team, including Booth King were selected through a competition. They created a world class and sustainable architectural structure which would serve as a landmark and destination along the Wyre Coastal Trail.
The structure includes an educational facility, a flexible and practical base for coastal and countryside volunteers and a place for community engagement.
Key Facts
The primary structural steel tonnage is 17 tons.  Although leaning out to sea, the form leads the structure to be remarkably balanced.
The communication from architect to Booth King to fabricator was primarily by exchange of 3D models.