Restored clocktower at Cleethorpes station wins a heritage award

The restored clock at Cleethorpes station.

The clock tower at Cleethorpes station, a Grade II listed landmark, has been restored thanks to a £410,000 restoration project.

Network Rail worked with the Railway Heritage Trust (RHT), TransPennine Express and Colt to dismantle the deteriorated timber clock tower, refurbish it with new materials off-site, and then reassemble it back at Cleethorpes station. The clock mechanism and faces have also been restored, and the clock tower has been improved with new decorations.

At the unveiling of the plaque at Cleethorpes station – (L-R) Andy Savage, executive director of the Railway Heritage Trust, Lucja Majewski, regional development manager for TransPennine Express, Alex Derevonko, asset engineer for Network Rail.

The successful upgrade led to Network Rail being recognised with a Railway Heritage Award for craft skills.

Alex Derevonko, Network Rail

Network Rail asset engineer Alex Derevonko said: “We are delighted to complete this work to allow the reinstatement of a working heritage station clock.

“Cleethorpes Clock Tower is in such a prominent position, and the hard work to restore it can now be appreciated by passengers, anyone using the station and people visiting the seaside town.

“We’re also very proud to receive the National Railway Heritage Award. The project will hopefully ensure the longevity of the clock tower for another 120 years.”

Andy Savage,
Railway Heritage Trust.

Andy Savage, executive director of the Railway Heritage Trust, said: “The RHT was happy to invest £50,000 in restoring the iconic Cleethorpes station clock tower, and we are delighted with the finished job, which looks so much improved on what it was.

“It was a particular pleasure to see that the work has won the 2018 Craft Skills National Railway Heritage Award, a worthy tribute. Our congratulations to all involved.”

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