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:
    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
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Utility