Friday, October 16, 2009

South West Water Emergency Control Center

Blast doors and standby generators impart a sense of security while the artist works uninterrupted and unimpaired in his new live/work space.

South West Water commissioned 3 emergency control centres in the late 1980's. Two were purpose built semi-sunken bunkers, one within the Little Hempston Treatment Works near Totnes and a similar bunker at the former treatment works at Coswarth near Newquay. The 3rd Emergency Control Centre was built within the wall of a dam on the Drift Reservoir west of Penzance. The latter has now been converted into a pumping station while the two bunkers at Tonnes and Newquay are extant and remain largely unused.

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