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New lookout tower for Inverewe

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The Scottish garden is to get an architectural boost with an observation tower

London architectural practice Denizen Works has designed an observation tower for The National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Garden, in response to an open brief to create a feature that will draw more visitors to the property.

Set on a slope deep within the botanical gardens, the tower houses a gallery and bird hide spread over 64 sq m of internal floor space.

Director Murray Kerr explained that the structure is an abstracted tree and will provide visitors with a view of nesting herons and the rest of the garden.

The intention is for the tower to function as a landmark and orientation point to entice visitors into the garden’s outer reaches.