Water Tower, Settle

Feb 16, 2012 on Channel 4 at 9:00 PM


Mark Rand and his wife Pat's dreams of converting a water tower on the Settle-Carlisle railway line faces a battle with the planners which threatens to de-rail the whole project. Former Bradford police officer Mark and his wife Pat are fervent ent... (more)husiasts for the Settle-Carlisle railway line. It's the couples dream to own part of the line's history, which is why they bought the Victorian Settle station water tower to convert and live in. Sitting beside the station, in what's now an industrial estate, the building hasn't been in use since the 1940s. But Mark wants to bring this Grade II listed building into the 21st century, and has plans to add a glass rooftop extension, seeking advice from architect George Clarke. But have these restoration warriors embarked on a project too ambitious to see through?

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