Hackney Council gives the thumbs up to restoration work on Grade II listed building

An intervention by Hackney Council has led to the completion of essential restoration works on a Grade II listed mansion block in Mare Street.

And this week scaffolding on the listed mansion block was taken down.

Repair-works on the building started in February 2010, to address concerns after Hackney Council and English Heritage noticed that the building was falling into disrepair.

Hackney Council helped push through the much-needed repair work on the building, offering the owner support and technical advice along with the building contractors.

The area of works covered has been extensive and includes: re-roofing with plain clay tiles to match the original roof; repair/rebuilding chimney stacks and side gable; stonework repairs and replacing worn decorative gable pieces; brick repairs and re-pointing; plus, window repair works and re-painting.

Cllr. Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “It is great that historic buildings in Hackney Central like 222 Mare Street and 195 Mare Street, The New Lansdowne Club, have been restored. It is another success story for Hackney Council and also good news for shoppers and residents in the area.”

222 Mare Street was originally added to the Department of Culture s statutory list for historic and architectural significance as a Grade II listed building in 1974.

222 Mare Street is among other listed buildings on the street, including the Hackney Empire, the Town Hall and 195 Mare Street.