Richard Chivers's statement
Since Victorian times the Gasometer has been a prominent feature on the urban skyline across the UK. Built to hold large quantities of Gas, at one time there were 1000s across towns and cities around Britain. With the discovery of Gas in the North Sea in the 1960s and the development of Gas Pipeline technology the Gasometer slowly became redundant and now each one has closed.
These distinctive and often intricate structures, each different in design, have sat empty for years. The beautiful steel frames serving as a reminder of our industrial heritage and acting as prominent landmarks for people.
Now however most are being demolished to use the land for other purposes. This project seeks to capture some of the structures before they are lost forever.