Hackney seeks park consultant

Hackney Council is looking to appoint a consultant to lead the restoration of Clissold Park.

The 22ha park in Stoke Newington, London, and its Grade II-listed mansion, are being revamped after the council won a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in April last year. The consultant given the five-year contract will develop a stage-two HLF application that will be submitted next year. The contract is worth between £500,000 and £1m and requires a variety of expertise — from landscape and conservation architecture to CDM supervision for the renovation of the house. The park is steeped in history as the short stretch of water in front of Clissold House was once part of the New River, which supplied drinking water to the capital. The restoration work will include the extension of this river, as well as de-silting and repairs to the park’s lakes, the restoration of the animal enclosures, and the installation of new sports and play areas. * Those interested should get in touch with Nina Curley on 020 8356 3859. The tendering deadline is 29 August

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