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THE WILLINGTON COOLING TOWERS, ONCE THE HEART AND SOUL OF WILLINGTON POWER STATION HAVE LONG SINCE BEEN ABANDONED. STANDING PROUD IN THE DERBYSHIRE LANDSCAPE, ON THE FLOOD PLAINS OF THE RIVER TRENT, THEY CAN BE SEEN FROM MILES. DOMINATING THE SKYLINE FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS, THE LOCALS HAVE GROWN TO LOVE THEM. WITHOUT A PURPOSE THEY ARE NOW EARMARKED FOR DEMOLITION. INFILTRATE AIMS GIVES THE FIVE TOWERS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE.
INITIALLY CONCENTRATING ON JUST ONE TOWER, THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN SPLIT INTO MULTIPLE LEVELS TO TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY. INFILTRATE BRINGS THE NATURE INSIDE. CREATING A ‘CONNECTED ISOLATION’ IN THE PROCESS. CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD THROUGH NATURE, YET ISOLATED BY THE WALLS OF THE TOWER. AS YOU EMBARK ON YOUR JOURNEY UP THE TOWER, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE HYDRO FOREST WALK WITH A CLIMATE THAT IS OF A RAINFOREST. YOU WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT HYDROPONIC FARMING; GROWING YOUR OWN PLANTS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE THROUGH WATER AND MINERALS AND NO SOIL. AT THE PINNACLE OF THE TOWER MORE THAN 90 METERS ABOVE GROUND LEVEL, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF WILLINGTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS, INCLUDING THE RIVER TRENT, WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS AND EUROPE’S LARGEST INLAND MARINA.
IF YOU ARE SCARED OF HEIGHTS, YOU CAN RELAX IN THE TOWER TOP CAFE WITHOUT VIEWS OF THE HEIGHT, BEFORE YOUR DESCENT BACK TO EARTH.
THE INTERIORS OF THE REMAINING FOUR TOWERS WOULD BE USED AS COLOSSAL URBAN FARMING AND CONSERVATION PROJECTS. THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WILL BE INVITED TO HAVE THEIR OWN GARDEN AREA IN THE TOWERS, WHERE THEY CAN GROW THEIR OWN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT, BENEFITTING THE WIDER COMMUNITY ECONOMICALLY.

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Corinne Brazier

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