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Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park to stand as testament to Gareth Hoskins

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January 18 2016

Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park to stand as testament to Gareth Hoskins
Argyll & Bute Council is to dedicate Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park to Gareth Hoskins in a tribute to the late architect following the award of a £2.3m Heritage Lottery grant.

Hoskins and Gillespies had worked closely with the Friends of Hermitage Park, a group of community volunteers, to restore the only urban park in Argyll & Bute to its former splendour, with emphasis placed on the remains of Milling Mill - which led directly to the town’s formation.

Grant funding will go toward a new pavilion designed by Hoskins Architects, restoration of an A-listed war memorial, Japanese garden and wishing well - in addition to a new sports facility and children’s play area.

A council spokesperson confirmed to Urban Realm that funding for the project had now been secured and will now go out to tender, with a view to construction starting in the autumn for an official opening in summer 2018. Discussions are still ongoing as to what form any dedication might take.

Hoskins had championed a range of causes in the town; including plans for a new submarine centre and redeveloped pier head.
Trees, footpaths and planting will be reinstated as part of the work
Trees, footpaths and planting will be reinstated as part of the work

1 Comment

Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 19 Jan 2016 at 11:43 AM
Looks like a great wee scheme and a nice touch by the Clients with a dedication as well.

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