Heritage and Conservation
Photography: LDA Design
The restoration of Clifton Park, Rotherham
LDA Design led a large multidisciplinary team to restore a park that was of major importance in Rotherham but had been in decline for decades. Following comprehensive historical research coupled with extensive public consultation, it has restored historic features while introducing new elements to provide the facilities that are wanted in parks today. It has paid close attention to interpretation and has addressed sustainability in a thorough-going and imaginative way, including using timber from trees that were felled within new buildings.
The judges commented: ‘The project clearly demonstrates the benefit of having the continuity of the lead consultant through the life of the project, from the absolute beginning to the final completion. The understanding of the historic development of the landscape is clearly demonstrated in the decisions to innovate in critical elements of the scheme that make it relevant to contemporary uses and its community. This is a scheme that stands as a benchmark of excellence in its field.’
Landscape architect: LDA Design.
Client: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Architect: Marsh Grochowski.
Quantity surveyor: Davis Langdon.
Structural engineer: Price & Myers.
M&E engineer: Waterman Group.
Water feature technical designer: The Fountain Workshop.
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