The Pumping Station, Filter House, Water Well, Superintendents House at Whitacre Waterworks, Station Road, Shustoke - North Warwickshire

Former pumping station of c1872 with additions of c1880. Further additions and alterations made during the 1930s and 1950s. A notable example of 'Civic Gospel', the building is amongst the very best structures designed by Birmingham architects Martin and Chamberlain in terms of the inventiveness, drama, and power of its design. The original Watt Beam Engines were removed in C20. The building is in poor condition with leaking roofs and defective rainwater goods. Deteriorating masonry, pigeon infestation and extensive vegetation growth across the building are also an issue.

The Pumping Station, Filter House, Water Well, Superintendents House at Whitacre Waterworks, Station Road, Shustoke - North Warwickshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Waterworks At Whitacre: Pumping Station, Filter House, Water Well And Superintendent's Office
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1265889
  • Local Planning Authority: North Warwickshire
  • Site Type: Industrial > Water regulation installation

Location

  • Building Name: The Pumping Station
  • County: Warwickshire
  • District / Borough: North Warwickshire
  • Parish: Shustoke
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Warwickshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Utility

Contact Details

Aimee Henderson 0121 625 6854

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England