Looking for a project to really sink your teeth into? This Grade II-listed Victorian water tower in the UK county of Norfolk is ripe for conversion.
The Dereham edifice was built in 1881, and is one of just two surviving red brick water towers of its type in Norfolk. With a guide pride of £175,000, the decommissioned structure is on the market via HammondLee and comes with full planning permission for its adaptive reuse as a four-bedroom home.
Approved plans for the water tower’s conversion retain the building’s capped wellhead inside the double-height entrance hall, and add a bedroom to the ground floor, plus three further bedrooms on floors one and two.
If the plans become a reality, a new lift will service the four-storey Norfolk property, and the third floor will house a combined kitchen, dining and living room.
Crowning the property will be a second sitting room, with exposed industrial beams, roof lights and a new oversized plate glass window framing views to the south.
It’s worth noting that the water tower has an unusual looking neighbour… A white mushroom-like tower sits adjacent to the property, and is not included in the sale. You do get a (rather) modest garden though.