Our Observatories are each individually designed by Neil Phillipson for their individual owner, then lovingly crafted in our workshop before being installed in their chosen location.
The story of our observatories started in 2010, when Neil (then the owner of a telescope shop) was approached by a customer in Edinburgh to recommend a good-quality, roll-off-roof observatory for the new equipment he was to purchase. At the time, Neil found there simply wasn’t a supplier that provided custom-designed observatories, nor was there anything on the market that met his customer’s needs. Neil set about designing what would become our first observatory, and it was built by our joiners at Home Farm in Abinger Hammer, Surrey.
This successful design – beloved by its owner – became the catalyst for future models and Neil has completed many observatories for customers with a wide variety of requirements. Over the years, our design has evolved, but our attention to detail, high-quality finish and above all our focus on our customers’ individual needs has remained constant.
Below you will see a selection of our finished observatories.