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Smith of Derby Crafts the UK’s Highest Clock for London’s Skyline

February 12, 2024 Creative

Last year we collaborated with Make Architects and Skanska to design, manufacture, and install a remarkable new timepiece for 20 and 22 Ropemaker Street, gracing the skyline of Old Park Lane Management’s latest development in the City of London. Standing at a staggering 400 feet tall, the Ropemaker Clock now holds the title of the highest clock on any building in the United Kingdom. In wanting to pay homage to the London’s rich history of clockmaking, and nearby Clerkenwell where much of this took place, our clients said they chose to work with us as they were looking for makers who carry…

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National Apprenticeship Week

February 5, 2024 Uncategorized

National Apprenticeship Week is here and we thought there’d be no better way of marking the week than by showcasing our apprentice team’s recent work on St Peter’s Church Clock, Bishop’s Waltham.⁠ This magnificent 17th-century clock has undergone a complete restoration by our skilled team here at our Derby Clockworks. But this project hasn’t just been about preserving history; it’s about shaping the future.⁠ Our team of apprentice clockmakers have been guided by Turret Clock expert Andy Burdon through the various stages of restoration, taking on centuries-old clockmaking knowledge and techniques. They’ve learned the intricacies of repairing delicate mechanisms, from…

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