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Contractor appointed to complete £1.2 million Forty Hall Parks improvement

Published Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Enfield Council has appointed contractors Ground Control to carry out the £1.2 million improvement scheme for Forty Hall Park following a successful bid for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The funding was awarded in December 2011 and the project will restore the original 18th century landscape features surrounding the hall and improve the visitor facilities, information and access throughout the estate. Work will start on site early next year.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Forty Hall Park is one of the jewels in this greenest of the borough’s crown and this project will help to restore it to its full 18th Century glory.

“Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and this project demonstrates our commitment to improving our open spaces and making them more accessible for everyone to enjoy.”

Specific works will include:

  • Restoring Turkey Brook Bridge and weir as well as linking parkland to the public footpath leading to Capel Manor,  Myddelton House and Gardens and Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground
  • Restoring the 18th century design of pond, mound and approach drive in front of the Hall (including the de-silting of the pond, replaced edging, replacing existing seats and other furniture in keeping with historic landscape, removing or reducing the height of the hedge row to restore the historic views of Lime Avenue and resurface the approach drive)
  • Reveal the 18th century designs of Pleasure Gardens, restore the stream and reform the shape of the ephemeral pool, install seating, signs, remove the memorial tree and planting new trees and shrubs
  • Improve Café Courtyard by improving access, relaying the paving, and planting new shrubs and flowers
  • Reconfigure the existing public car park with improved entrance arrangements, new bin storage, signage and planting
  • Widening the existing main gated entrance to improve access
  • Create a new play area and woodland path
  • Install educational and informative signage throughout the park

About the Heritage Lottery Fund:

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy.

From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, the HLF invests in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 35,000 projects with more than £5.6bn across the UK. 

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