A LANDMARK Taunton clock will be ringing out once more after being restored as part of a £400,000 refurbishment.

Work to get the clock atop the mock-Tudor Tone Chambers building on The Bridge ticking again was carried out as part of a scheme to transform derelict first-floor offices into six apartments.

The offices had lain empty for 20 years until commercial property and investment company LCP took on the project - and decided to refurbish the clock tower.

Ed Tuckett, asset manager at LCP, said: “The first floor had lain empty for 20 years and was in a very poor state of repair, but we could see it had potential to be converted into much-needed one- and two-bedroom apartments.

“They will attract young professionals, thanks to their ideal location, being just ten minutes from the railway station, their high quality specification and the fact that they also qualify for the Help To Buy scheme.

“We were told that the clock tower on the roof was an important landmark but had lain broken for a number of years, so as a gift to the town, we had it restored.”

The apartments are on the market now.