Thomasons Manchester wins historic park project in Stafford
Thomasons has been appointed by Stafford Borough Council as structural and civil engineers for the restoration of Victoria Park in Stafford town centre.
The £2.5m project involves building a new amphitheatre, café and a horticultural and training centre. A new bridge over the River Sow, which runs through the park, will also be added.
In addition to the new features, historic features will be restored, including the bandstand and Alderman Mottram Shelter, which dates from 1905.
Work will start on site in September 2018 and is expected to last for 13 months.
Victoria Park is more than 100 years old and an important gateway to the town for visitors arriving from the station. Since 2007 it has held a ‘Green Flag’, a mark of one of the best parks and open spaces in the country. Its restoration will be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which plays a crucial role in revitalising parks across the UK.