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Listed building brought back from the brink

PUBLISHED: 13:19 22 November 2010

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Mansion block saved by council and English Heritage.

A GRADE II listed mansion block on Mare Street has been rescued from dilapidation after Hackney Council and English Heritage intervened to see essential repair works carried out.

The large corner building was built circa 1900 and is a reminder of the grand architecture that once lined the pavements of Mare Street.

It was added to the Department of Culture’s statutory list for buildings of ‘special’ historic or architectural significance in 1974.

Previously on English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ register, repair works began in February this year.

Scaffolding was finally taken down last week after extensive work to the roof, chimney stacks, stonework, and windows.

Councillor Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration said: “It is great that historic buildings in Hackney Central like 222 Mare Street and 195 Mare Street, The New Landsdowne Club, have been restored.

“It is another success story for Hackney Council and also good news for shoppers and residents in the area.”


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