Roberts Park Saltaire - A Park for the People
30th May 2010
Patrick Parsons Limited are very pleased to have been involved in restorating Roberts Park in Saltaire to it's original splendour.
The park, originally conceived in 1850, was designed as a Park for the People and included a cricket field, band stand and beautiful landscapes. In 2001 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hilary Taylor Landscape Architects developed a conservation and management plan for the park and in 2003 successfully applied for a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. Patrick Parsons were appointed as Structural and Civil Engineers. Works included the repair and rebuilding of stone walls, introducing new cast iron railings, the restoration of 3 shelter pavillions, extensive restoration of the Lodge, the introduction of play areas and an Escape Park, restoration of statues and extensive work to the park's landscape. A new band stand was introduced in the exact place of the original overlooking the cricket pitch.
On 21 May 2010 there was a grand opening, a truly successful day when all those involved could enjoy, along with the public, such a stunning area being restored to it's former glory.
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