Lost Destination: Forton Services
Forton Services was designed by T.P. Bennett and Son and situated between junctions 32 and 33 of the M6 motorway. It is most famous for its hexagonal, concrete Pennine Tower. The tower, which was originally an American-style restaurant rumoured to be a favourite of The Beatles, closed to the public in 1989 and was granted Grade II listed status in 2012. Forton Services opened in January 1965. Fifty years on they still serve a mean full English breakfast.
Part of our Lost Destination series of prints which takes inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century. They celebrate the unique but often forgotten beauty of buildings that in their heyday were destinations in their own right, but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.
Concept and art direction by Dorothy and illustration by Steve Millership.
- 5 colour litho print
- 120gsm uncoated art paper
- H60 x W80cm