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New Brighton Tower

 

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  • The New Brighton Tower was taller than the Blackpool Tower, and a massive success when first opened.
  • It sat in sumptious gardens with an enormous 2000 capacity ballroom at its base offering views of as far as Manchester and Mount Snowdon.
  • Unlike the Blackpool Tower it had a lavish gothic base, as if sat ontop of a stately home. It remained popular until World War One, the nation stopped partying so much and the tower was shut-down temporarily.
  • Sadly during the shut-down period the metalwork was neglected and it got rusty so with the war over in 1919 it failed to be suitable for public use. Faced with a massive bill for restoring it the owners instead decided to pull it down and rely on income from the ballroom and gardens.
  • The ballroom lasted as a top concert venue until fire gutted it in the mid 1960s, shortly after the Beatles played there.

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Architect
Maxwell and Turk
Main Contractor
Handysides and Company

Reference Data

Reference No.
3823
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
20-04-2010
 

Building Location

Address
New Brighton, Wallasey.
Council
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
County
Merseyside
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Construction start date
1896
Completion date
1900
Renovation Date
1919

Roof Height (AGL)
172.80

Total Floors (O.G)
7

Market Data

Primary Use
Observation Tower
Secondary Use
Retail


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