The clocktower at Watford Town Hall has been repainted as part of the council’s 10-year regeneration programme.

The work which has been completed included cleaning, preparing and painting the metal as well as restoration of the windows and re-decorating the woodwork.

The aim of the Town Hall Quarter programme is to create a hub for people and businesses in Watford and this is one of the projects to transform the area.

Watford Observer: The clock tower has been repaintedThe clock tower has been repainted (Image: Stephen Danzig)

The building was also made more eco-friendly through the restoration, with the council committing to carbon neutrality by 2030.

This was done through minimising material waste and installing solar panels on the roof, which is expected to save 24 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

It has also replaced all the lights with LED blubs and redirected 99 per cent of waste on site away from landfill.

It has been repainted a crisp white, while the balcony is black and the weathervane and pineapple painted in gold.

The pineapple is part of the clock tower’s weathervane as it is believed that the Earl of Essex grew the fruit in Cassiobury Park, according to Watford Borough Council.

The town hall was built in 1939 and is a grade II listed building.