Opened in 1885, Northumberland Park is a truly striking example of Victorian design, boasting woodland areas, formal flowerbeds and bowling greens. An ambitious project is currently being undertaken to restore the park to its former glory, having fallen into disrepair in recent years.
Works are aiming to better protect and preserve the park’s unique natural and historical features, including the important medieval remains of St Leonard’s Hospital. The completed project will ensure local communities have improved access to Northumberland Park, with new opportunities to enjoy the site’s unique beauty.
A robust proposal satisfying all heritage requirements and stakeholder needs was developed, successfully gaining Heritage Lottery Fund Stage 2 funding.
The foremost technical challenge was providing effective water flows, something navigated through development of a storage and recirculation system to give the impression of continuous flowing water. Features have been designed to minimise running costs.
- Successfully secured £109,000 of funded support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Effectively restored a number of lost features, including historic planting schemes, fountains and statues.
Client: North Tyneside Council (and HLF)
Value: £2.8 million