Time to re-home the historic clock tower

Doncaster Council is looking for a new home for the clock tower from the former Beechfield School.

Doncaster Council is looking for a new home for the clock tower from the former Beechfield School.

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DONCASTER Council has called time on storing a clock tower and is inviting interested parties to re-home it.

People and organisations familiar with historic restoration work are encouraged to express and interest in taking on the tower from the former Beechfield School.

The clock was erected for the public’s use when the Girls and Infants School opened in 1927 where it was based above the ventilation shaft.

The clock was a signature element of the school which cost £28,000 for the build and equipment.

The new school then joined the girls and infants with the boys which had been at the site since 1907. The mixed primary school later closed in 1973.

Standing un-used for several years, it was eventually demolished in November 2009 to make way for the £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter project. The clock tower remained in storage.

By removing the old school, College Road was extended to Chequer Road to improve access around the area. Housing and other developments will also feature on the site of the old school as part of the regeneration plans.

Mayor Peter Davies, said: “The Civic and Cultural Quarter is the future of the area, however it is important we preserve and celebrate our history.

“It would be wonderful if we could find the imposing clock tower a new home where it can be viewed and enjoyed by visitors for years to come.”

For more information or to express an interest, call Julian Cotton on 01302 862351 or email julian.cotton@doncaster.gov.uk

The deadline is March 31.