After extensive restoration work we are happy to announce that the Caledonian Clock Tower and new Heritage Centre are open to the public.

The Clock Tower at the centre of Caledonian Park was built in 1855 as the centrepiece of the Metropolitan Cattle Market, London’s primary livestock market at the time. The park itself also has a fascinating history as the former grounds of a 17th Century Estate, later becoming a tea house, pleasure garden and a demonstration ground for the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

Since the dissolution of the market in 1962, the Grade II* listed Clock Tower and historic railings surrounding the park had deteriorated and were on the Historic England At Risk Register. We were appointed as lead consultant for a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore the structure and build a new community centre with activity room, cafe and WCs.

It was great to attend the official opening ceremony on the 8th June with the ribbon cutting by mayor of Islington, Councillor Rakhia Ismail. Many thanks to AECOM, Eng Design, Baker Mallet, Clarkson Alliance, Hotrod Creations, Eight Associates, BB7 and Lengard for their contributions to this project.

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