Built in 1843 to warn ships approaching the dangerous Goodwin Sands, the lighthouse was taken out of service in 1988 and is now a popular visitor attraction.

James Ford, Architect at Clague, said: “Designed not to detract from the visual impact of the striking lighthouse that sits on the exposed cliffs overlooking the English Channel, the new single-storey facilities will be rendered white with a grey slate roof.”

The internal facilities are all bespoke and the whole building has been designed by Clague in close collaboration with the National Trust, and within the independent charity’s conservation design guidelines.

James Ford added: “ We’re very pleased to have worked with the National Trust on this important piece of our country’s history.”

Work on the new facilities are expected to get under way in April after the appointment of Manston based Cowin Construction and completed in the summer of 2019.




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