TGP prepared the Conservation and Management Plan for Towneley Park, a country estate, covering some 180 ha, on the edge of Burnley dating from the 14th century. The estate became a municipal park in 1902. The main elements of the park, which include extensive mature woodlands and avenues, reflect their C18 origins and form the context for the core attractions of Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery.
The principal aim of the project was to conserve and restore the character of the 18th century landscape park while providing a contemporary facility.
The CMP formed the basis of a successful Stage 1 Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Parks for People Initiative. TGP were retained as lead consultant and landscape architects to lead a mainly in-house Burnley Borough Council team to develop conservation and restoration designs. The Company was retained to provide on call consultancy services during the detailed design and implementation phases.
The £3.35m project was implemented as a series of separate contract packages.
‘Chris and his colleagues provided an excellent service at Towneley over a number of years. His work always exceeded expectations’ – Simon Goff, Head of Green Spaces and Amenities, Burnley Borough Council