Caledonian Park Clock Tower, London

Caledonian Park Clock Tower, London

Caledonian Clock Tower and Heritage Centre Islington, London         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 early 2019 Services provided Clarkson Alliance is providing project management services Client: London Borough of Islington Contract: JCT intermediate  Related news and projects...
Residential works, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Residential works, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

    Wycliffe Hall, Oxford       Clarkson Alliance provided cost management services to Wycliffe Hall, a college of the University of Oxford. Our services included cost planning, management of the procurement process and post contract cost management. Wycliffe Hall undertook a refurbishment project of student bedrooms, carrying out improvements and modernisation work, including adding ensuite bathrooms. The project also included the creation of accessible bedrooms for college visitors. Alterations were carried out to the library and staircase within the Grade II listed building, in order to modernise the interior, including making improvements to the heating and plumbing services.   Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided cost management services  Value £525k Client Wycliffe Hall  Related News & Projects...
St Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn

St Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn

St Nicholas Chapel – Kings Lynn The stunning St Nicholas Chapel in Kings Lynn, Norfolk has been transformed in a £2.7m regeneration project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).   St Nicholas’ Chapel (SNC) is the Largest Chapel of Ease in England. Significant fund-raising from the Churches Conservation Trust and Friends of St. Nicholas Chapel augmented the grant from the HLF allowing vital restoration work to be possible. Clarkson Alliance was chosen to oversee the extensive conservation and repair work including re-roofing complete with the installation of PV solar panels. The scope of the project also includes masonry repairs, refurbishing 20 chandeliers, a new chamber floor and installation of new toilets and a kitchen area so that the chapel can provide a historic, functional and flexible space for education, events and other activities as well as inspiring other community projects in East Anglia. We are driven by delivering successful outcomes in all our projects. Unveiling the project on time enabled St Nicholas’ Chapel to be open for Open Doors weekend, a national celebration of Heritage where many notable sites are open to the public.     RICS Awards 2016 Shortlisted in RICS 2016, East of England Awards in Building Conservation category. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided project management services. Value £2.7m Client Churches Conservation Trust Contract NEC Option A   Content from St Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn St Nicholas Chapel is a significant building in the Churches Conservation Trust’s portfolio, as well having a noteworthy local history. We’re really glad to reopen it to the public and also be able to offer a new dimension to appreciating the Chapel...
Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough

Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough

Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough The William Scott Abbot Trust (WSAT) embarked upon an ambitious project to transform the 18th century mill at Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough, into a National Centre of Milling Excellence. Sacrewell Farm is an English Tourist Board, Quality Assured visitor attraction providing activities throughout the year. With significant experience in heritage projects and helping to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Clarkson Alliance was chosen to oversee the £1.8 million project delivery and cost management. We provided strategic input to the Trust on developing a sustainable business plan which would also support the long term future of the farm, taking into account the high priority preservation factor due to the watermill being in the top 8% of listed buildings in the UK. The scope of the project included construction restoration works to create a new bespoke educational facility, accommodation for residential training courses and includes extensive conservation of walls, roofs, floors etc. and restoration refurbishment of the mechanics of the water mill machinery as well as the installation of a hydro-electric scheme, fire and intruder systems. Clarkson Alliance helped the Trust to successfully secure Stage 1 and 2 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and worked collaboratively and decisively with all the stakeholders involved. The project has since gone on to win multiple awards at RICS East of England 2016 including overall Project of the Year. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance project and cost management services. Value £1.8m Client William Scott Abbott Trust Contract NEC Option A Content from Sacrewell Farm Project Completion Sacrewell Farm has been widely appreciated for its Farm and Activity centre since it first...
Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton Clarkson Alliance was extremely excited to work on this high profile project which transformed Raleigh Hall, a derelict grade II listed building in Brixton into the first national black heritage centre.   This multi-award winning project has been pivotal in uniting the community to preserve the heritage of people of African and Caribbean descent to UK society. The project utilised funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the London Borough of Lambeth and Biffa awards. The £6.5m project is now home to over 1000 artefacts collected over decades and the new centre comprises of an exhibition gallery area, a secure and environmentally controlled archive strongroom, research centre, reference library, conference and workshop spaces and a shop. Previously the collection was spread out over multiple locations and viewing was by appointment only, allowing time to locate and collate the various items. Clarkson Alliance provided project management services and strategic advice on the development of a sustainable business plan, helping to secure additional funding through a successful Heritage Lottery Fund application. The project has gone on to win multiple awards from the New London Awards and Civic Trust.   Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided project management and support to secure a Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to develop the project. Value £6.5m Client London Borough of Lambeth Contract NEC Option A   Content from Black Cultural Archives, Brixton The new centre has enabled us to achieve our objective of broadening the audience for our collection and providing space for us to tell the stories of our history in a new and engaging way. Our project manager, Derryn...