Maitland Town Hall clock tower on High Street, Maitland is being restored.
The tower has a rich history, with the clock faces not installed into the 1890 tower until 1936. The building, inclusive of the clock tower, is recognised as a cultural heritage item of State significance. As such, works will be sympathetic to previous techniques used, with an emphasis on preserving its heritage significance.
HBS Group, who are experienced in heritage works including clock tower and spire restorations, have been engaged as the head contractor will be completing the job over the coming months. There is also a Local Heritage Consultant and a specialised Heritage Structural Engineer working on the project.
This restoration is part of the ongoing asset management of Town Hall,” said Council’s Senior Project Architect Ben Griffin.
It’s really important that Council respects the heritage significance of buildings like Maitland Town Hall, which is why the team engaged and timeline to complete this work has been strongly considered to ensure it is done to the best possible standard.”
In addition to the clock tower restoration, a range of ongoing works at Maitland Town Hall include damp issues and facility upgrades with the construction of the Maitland Administration Centre, starting later this year.
The clock tower restoration will be completed mid year.
To find out more about Council infrastructure projects, view the Capital Works Program at Maitland Council website.