Restoration of Victoria Park, Stafford

Stafford Borough Council

TEP was appointed as lead consultants by Stafford Borough Council for the development of a Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application (‘Parks for People’ programme) for the comprehensive restoration of Victoria Park, Stafford.

The Park is located within the heart of the town centre and contains a number of Grade II listed structures, namely the County War Memorial and the Alderman Mottram Shelter. Many other features survive within the Park which are of historic value, including a number of bridges, bandstand, shelters, cast-iron railings and original park benches. The River Sow, which flows through the Park, creates a fantastic setting, and a good number of mature trees provide aesthetic value and habitat within the Park.

The overall project vision was to realise the full potential of Victoria Park by restoring its historic fabric to form both a community asset of real significance and value and to make an important contribution to the wider social, economic and environmental regeneration of Stafford.

As well as acting as Lead Consultants, TEP provided multidisciplinary expertise through landscape design, landscape management, conservation planning, activity planning, consultation, ecology, arboriculture, and historical research support for the project.