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Thomas Ford and Partners were appointed as Conservation Architects for the £2.3m NLHF funded project, with responsibility for the restoration and remodelling of the semi-derelict Grade II listed Stable Block and Orangery, and its conversion to provide new revenue-generating public facilities.


The resulting scheme provided a new café and visitor centre together with educational and historical interpretation rooms, a craft and cycle workshop, as well as public facilities and park staff accommodation. The Orangery is now an events and private hire venue. Within the park itself, we provided a green-roofed kiosk, and the main stable block has air-source heat pumps.


The scheme was part of a wider park regeneration covering 28 hectares by LDA Landscape Architects.

The new build, green roof kiosk is heated through an air source heat pump giving the structure strong green credentials
The restored Orangery at Holywells Park has created revenue-generating potential ensuring the long term financial sustainability of the park
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