In 2006 work began to conserve, restore and reuse the space of the then derelict Paddington Reservoir. The facility reopened in 2008 as a sunken garden with a rooftop reserve above the preserved eastern chamber. The facility integrates the remains of the original brick, timber and iron structure with modern elements of sculptural, structural and functional significance which provide access to the sunken garden via stairs and an elevator as well as ramped access to the rooftop reserve.
We were curious so we went to take a look and we were impressed it is a beautiful space and a wonderful transformation. This space would be perfect for some wedding photos.
The gate, which is a work of art in itself
The upper deck, looking down into the garden
View from the stairs leading from the upper deck down to the garden, showing the old brickwork.
One view of the garden below
The underground chamber
Another view of the garden