P Casey (Land Reclamation) Ltd announce the winning of another prestige contract to restore the Grade 2 listed King’s Gardens in Southport for Sefton Borough Council.  This project follows closely on Casey’s BALI overall Grand Award and the Principal Award in the Restoration and Regeneration Category at the National Landscape Awards 2012 for their Lichfield Parks project.

The £3.8m HLF funded project will provide a thorough repair and restoration of the main fabric of the park  including resurfacing a variety of footpaths, extensive hard and soft landscaping and renovation of the parks historic buildings and structures. A main feature of the project will be the complete restoration of the Venetian footbridge over the boating lake and the parks nine grade 2 listed shelters and other historic structures.

Restoration of the main infrastructure and fabric of the park will include repair of stone retaining walls, balustrades and steps around the perimeter of the Boating Lake with paving works to the public realm and amenities. The parks lighting will also be upgraded with new wiring to restored columns which will be repaired and refurbished with additional replica units installed.

There will be a new Children’s Playground installed and the soft landscaping to the gardens restored to their original historic layouts.  Restorations of the parks buildings will also take place around the old ticket office and the Arts and Crafts Centre

On announcing the contract, Casey Operations Director Mike Cafferky said “We are delighted to have won King’s Gardens. It is a very exciting concept and comes on the back of 14 other HLF funded Park Restoration works in recent years, one of which was the BALI Grand Award Winner at the National Landscape Awards 2012.  We look forward to working with Sefton Council to produce yet another quality multi-faceted restoration scheme”.