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Caledonian Clock Tower and Heritage Centre

Islington, London

A project with Islington Council to renovate the 19th century Clock Tower in Caledonian Park and develop a heritage centre for use by the local community.

Caledonian Park in Islington, north London, has a rich history. It was the site of a 17th century mansion, which then became a tearoom, tavern and pleasure gardens; this was then replaced by a cattle market in the mid-19th century and the area was transformed into one of the largest markets in Europe.

The centrepiece of the market is the Clock Tower; Clarkson Alliance is delighted to be working with Islington Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide project management services to restore the clock tower and develop a small heritage centre. This centre will enable the development of a programme of activities, training and volunteer opportunities to encourage use of the park and engage the community with the local heritage.

The conservation works include:

  • Undertaking essential repair and conservation work and make access improvements to the Grade II* listed Clock Tower
  • Repair the original ‘market’ railings
  • Develop a range of displays to inform visitors of the historical importance of the site
  • A heritage centre, including a room for school sessions and family activities; accessible toilets; café; park ranger office and area for use of park volunteers.

Construction began on the project in October 2017 and is due to be completed in summer 2018.

Services provided

Clarkson Alliance is providing project management services

  • Client: London Borough of Islington
  • Contract: JCT intermediate
View from the clock tower

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