Works underway on clock tower restoration
Specialised works are underway on the restoration of the Maitland Town Hall clock tower on High Street, Maitland.
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.
Council’s Senior Project Architect Ben Griffin says, ‘This restoration is part of the ongoing asset management of Town Hall.
‘It’s really important that Council respects the heritage significance of buildings like Maitland Town Hall, which is why the team enagaged and timeline to complete this work has been strongly considered to ensure it is done to the best possible standard.’
In addition to the current clock tower restoration, there is a range of ongoing works happening at Maitland Town Hall including current works to address damp issues as well as facility upgrades incorporated 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 other Council infrastructure projects, view the Capital Works Program at maitland.nsw.gov.au/delivery-program