Tower Wood Activity Centre


Lancashire County Council




Seddon Construction Ltd

The new £2.9 million Tower Wood outdoor education centre building is situated in Windermere Lodge in the Lake District.


Now officially open, the eye-catching new building is stepped over several levels, and tailored to meet the requirements of the Lake District National Park. The accommodation will allow up to 60 visitors to stay in 26 mainly twin-bedded rooms, some fully-adapted to allow young people with disabilities and their families to make full use of it.

Council chairman Kevin Ellard said: “I think this new building is an inspiring combination of beauty and practicality.”

Tower Wood is used by schools across Lancashire for activities such as sailing, canoeing rock-climbing and mountaineering.

Longworth was contracted to supply and install the zinc roofing, zinc rainwater goods and an inverted green roofing system.


  • VM Zinc Pigmento Green Plus
  • IKO Polimar cold applied liquid roofing (beneath the green roof)
  • Inverted green roofing system
  • VM Zinc Pigmento Green Plus Rainwater goods

What our clients say

"Longworth’s expertise in the traditional metal roofing trade proved invaluable. We would like to thank them for working closely with us to achieve our original vision."

Katy Heath, Nightingale Associates