Based in East Tilbury in Essex and run entirely by volunteers since 1983, the Coalhouse Fort Project has worked to keep this historical and unique location open to the public so an important fortification, like so many others, is not lost.
”We are open every last Sunday of the month between March and November. Group visits can be arranged depending on availability of staff.
Our three main events are the Motorcycle day in March, Classic Vehicle day in July and Memorial day in November. If you are available to help out during any open day or on maintenance days, please Contact Us to show your interest. If you would like to visit the Fort then please check our Open Days”
Coalhouse Forts Films and TV Portfolio includes Batman Begins with Christian Bale, Taboo with Tom Hardy and a regression program called Have I been here before and has also appeared on Living TVs Most Haunted.
Meanwhile, two major civil engineering groups are playing an active part in the restoration of the Redsand Towers. They are Mowlem Marine (now Carillion) and Taylor Woodrow. Project Redsand are extremely grateful to both companies for their foresight and dedication to the conservation of our heritage. Both Mowlem and Taylor Woodrow have provided costly services to Project Redsand without charge. Both companies have supported the Project from the outset and without their support, this project would be difficult to realise.
Support and Consent
Contact has been made with Government agencies, and others who may be able to be of help and assistance in the project. The response to date has been encouraging, with support and/or approval to proceed having been received from:
We are funded by donations from people like you and run by volunteers. We very much appreciate your visit to us today.
If you’d care to donate we promise to put it to very good use, every little helps and gets us closer to being able to allow public access.