The Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed a grant award of £1,873,300 in December 2016. This will fund our vision to revitalise Caledonian Park and secure the future of its clock tower.
The Heritage Centre is now taking shape with the green roof complete, brick and stonework being installed and internal works commencing.
The Clock Tower heritage works are progressing well with stonework clean almost completed, and decorations commencing. External paintwork has started which will revitalise the tower, one of the final works prior to the scaffolding being taken down.
New staff and security
Once the project has been completed the clock tower will open to the public on a regular basis, giving free access for people to climb it and enjoy the panoramic views across London.
We have already emplyed a new Learning Officer and a Heritage Officer in early 2018. Some existing members of our Greenspace and Heritage teams will also help to run community activities.
The presence of these regular site staff and activities being run from the centre will help to deter anti-social behaviour during the day.
The building has been designed to provide a high level of security and deter vandalism. Designs for the centre include CCTV which is linked to our security control room, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Volunteers needed at Caledonian Park
We will be running a range of exciting events, tours and learning activities for families, adults and school groups that will bring to life this fascinating historic site and we are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help us.
Do you have an interest in local history? Are you passionate about nature and parks? Or would you just like an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills? No previous experience is required and all necessary training will be provided.
We will be running some open days in September where you can find out more about the project, roles and application process. If you would like to register your interest for attending an open day or would like to find out more about our roles and apply now please contact us.
Telephone: 07712 547536
Find out more about the history of the site.