WWII forts at sea could become luxury hotel

 

A series of seven forts built at sea to fend off a Nazi invasion have been proposed as a setting for a luxury hotel by a design firm trying to lure investment and a developer. The forts are off the coast near Whitstable, and can only be reached by sea or helicopter.

The forts, called the Maunsell forts after their designer. have been out of service since 1956, and an eighth one in the group was removed as a shipping hazard.

It appears that technically the forts are ownerless, but they are standing on land rights owned by the Crown, so permission from the Queen would be needed, as well as from maritime authorities.

For more information, and more pictures of the proposal, from the Telegraph (UK) click HERE. Photo below shows the forts as they look now.

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