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Clock marks town's regeneration
Lookout was inspired by Workington's steel-making heritage
A hi-tech, 15ft tall mechanical clock has been unveiled as the centrepiece of a 70m project in Cumbria.

The structure, known as Lookout, on Ivison Lane in Workington, features seating which incorporates light and sound and an interactive clock.

It has a camera attached to the minute hand that will give views of the town and countryside at the top of the hour.

Work on the town includes improvements to housing and shops, with a new Debenhams store set to create 300 jobs.

Two artists were involved in the creation of Lookout, which harks back to the town's history of steel-making.

It was designed by Andy Plant, and Matt Wand composed music and recordings for the chimes which were inspired by interviews with local people

The clock was officially switched on by Workington's Mayor on Saturday lunchtime.

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