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The Pumping Station With A New Lease Of Life

These photos demonstrate the phenomenal transformation that has occurred at a former Victorian pumping station in Hackney.

The Grade II listed building is now an indoor climbing centre that is winning awards for its sustainability.

The outside of the climbing centre. Credit: Castle Climbing Centre
Climbing walls inside the centre. Credit: Castle Climbing Centre
The boulder quarry. Credit: Castle Climbing Centre

Eco-friendly Climbing Centre Recognised

Later today, ITV London will be getting a tour of the Castle Climbing Centre in Hackney, which has recently been recognised at the Sustainable City Awards.

The indoor climbing centre is housed in what was once a Victorian pumping station.

The building is energy efficient, and a patch of waste ground at the back has been transformed into a market garden, which grows organic produce.