Regeneration of Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park gets underway
February 15 2017Hermitage Park in Helensburgh.
A £3.3m restoration and redevelopment of the town centre resource will introduce new playgrounds and fountains, overseen by the Friends of Hermitage Park Association.
Work will include the demolition of a toilet block to be replaced by a Hoskins Architects designed pavilion. A Japanese garden and wishing well will be fully restored as part of the work which will also include conservation of an A-listed war memorial.
Lucy Casot, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “What better way for Helensburgh to start the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, than with this exciting milestone. As a key partner in this celebratory year, we are delighted to see work begin on the park’s transformation. Thanks to players of the National Lottery, Hermitage Park has a bright future, encouraging people back through its gates to take pride in the history of their green space and use the new up-to-date facilities. We look forward to seeing it develop."
Gillespies and landscape contractor Hawthorn Heights will deliver the scheme, which is expected to officially open in summer 2018 although visitors will continue to be welcome throughout the works.
Image copyright of Hoskins Architects
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