Please note as at April 2021: We’ve been informed by Rossendale Borough Council, who manage and maintain Halo, that the wind turbine has been damaged, which means that currently there is no power supply for the lights. We will update this information as soon as RBC tell us the problem has been solved.
Halo is an 18m-diameter steel lattice structure supported on a tripod five metres above the ground.
The core is open at the top, framing views of the sky. The steelwork has a natural silver appearance, which will temper to matt as the galvanised finish weathers. A unique feature of this Panopticon is that it is lit after dark and glows a sky-blue colour, giving the effect of hovering above the town. The lighting, using low-energy LEDs and powered by an adjacent wind turbine, is designed to minimise light pollution and avoid any disruption to wildlife.
Halo is positioned to be clearly visible from the M66 and A56 approach to Pennine Lancashire.