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Vent shaft de­sign re­vealed

- Arts · Architecture · Urbanism · Chiltern Hills

HS2 Ltd has un­veiled the fi­nal de­sign for the Lit­tle Mis­senden ven­ti­la­tion shaft head­house on the ten-mile-long Chilterns Tun­nel.

Its sin­gle-storey de­sign is said to have been in­spired by barns and his­toric agri­cul­tural build­ings in the area. Its dark and neu­tral colours are de­signed to com­ple­ment the sur­round­ing land­scape and weather.

The head­house will sit above a ven­ti­la­tion shaft 17.4 me­tres in di­am­e­ter and 30 me­tres deep. The site will in­clude an au­to­trans­former elec­tric­ity sta­tion and a stair and ven­ti­la­tion build­ing us­ing sim­i­lar de­sign cues.

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