Within the last month, two major works have begun at Slough Fort – the addition of a number of chimneys, and the installation of safety railings around the site.
The chimneys, as can be seen in the photo, are of a period design for when Slough Fort was built in the 1800’s. Orbit Housing kindly provided the Slough Fort Preservation Trust with some highly skilled bricklayers to carry out the installation works. Victorian-era chimney pots have also been sourced, and we hope to have these installed soon.
As well as our work with the chimneys, we have been working hard to make the Slough Fort site a safer place for all our Volunteers, Trustee Team and our visitors alike. Part of this has involved the installation of large amounts of safety railings across the site – in particular on the roof of the Central Fort and on top of the East Wing Battery. This is an ongoing project between the Slough Fort Preservation Trust and National Grid – Grain LNG.
For more information on some of the smaller developments at Slough Fort, as well as some of our upcoming events, search ‘Slough Fort Preservation Trust’ on Facebook.