A landmark clock tower in Watford that was threatened with demolition has been saved after the council received more than 200 objections.
Watford Borough Council rejected a proposal to knock down the Sun Clock Tower on Ascot Road.
The tower, which was built in 1934, was said by a council officer to have “historical significance for the local area” relating to the printing industry. It was built by the Sun Printing works and was originally a water pumping station.
The 20th Century Society describes it as a “striking and well-composed piece of Art-Deco architecture.”
The refusal said the clock tower was “a positive local landmark to the town”.
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