Rhyddings Park Heritage Lottery Fund Project, Accrington
In January 2016 Newground were successful in securing £2 million from the Heritage Lottery for the regeneration of Rhyddings Park, Accrington.
This is a small historic park still in its original urban context as the garden layout, surrounding housing and mills were constructed by one family and now lie within a single Conservation Area. The park layout is surprisingly similar to that shown on the first Edition OS map and provides great opportunities for interpretation, containing most original features but many in need of attention.
Newground worked as the lead consultant for the HLF Stage 2 bid with officers from Hyndburn Council, mostly the Head of Parks & Open Spaces, Senior Parks Development Officer and the Conservation Officer for the Conservation Plan and also with the Friends of Rhyddings Park.
Architectural drawings were undertaken by a local firm of Architects for the Visitor Centre, Workshops and Community Café, dovetailing in the Garden and Greenhouse designs prepared by Newground.
Work is expected to start on site later in the year.