Lancaster (Forton) Services

The Pennine Tower - closed since 1989

The Pennine Tower – closed since 1989

Date

29 July 2016

Location

M6 Junction 32-33
SD 50241 51971; 53.96139°N, 2.75988°W

Information

Lancaster (Forton) is a service station on the M6 motorway situated between junctions 32 and 33. It opened as Forton Services in 1965 and was designed by London-based architects T.P. Bennett and Son (founded by Sir Thomas Penberthy Bennett (1887-1980) and now known as tp Bennett LLP). The Pennine Tower, the distinctive hexagonal structure dominating the site is no longer in use and is a Grade II listed building. It originally housed a table-service restaurant with a sun deck above, but was closed to the public on account of fire regulations in 1989.

Enclosed footbridge linking the services on the north- and southbound sides of the motorway.

Enclosed footbridge linking the services on the north- and southbound sides of the motorway.

The Pennine Tower

The Pennine Tower

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