Landscape Construction

  • Gavin Jones

Historic Landscape Restoration Project

Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor, London Borough of Ealing

This project was to restore the hard and soft landscaping of Walpole Park and the adjacent Pitzhanger Manor gardens, which included specialist works to specific features and listed structures.  The Park and Manor are of Historic significance, once owned by the influential British architect, Sir John Soane, who bought it in 1800.

The works were part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project and included works to the wider park areas, lawn & flower garden, complete re-build of the water garden, fish pond and inner park.

To engage with the local community Gavin Jones employed the skills of work experience students from Capel Manor College and managed access for volunteers to carry out tasks on the live site. Our works programme was carefully tailored around scheduled events at the site including weddings in the manor house and the month-long Ealing Festival, ensuring that sections of the park always remained open and accessible to the public.

Monthly site tours were held throughout the two year project for local users, external colleges and other interested professional parties.

Specialist sub-contractors were used for the historic Stone Restoration, Water Feature M&E, Path Surfacing, Timber Joinery and Play Equipment, carefully managed by our directly employed site team and Contract Management.

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