Listed park in Bolton set for £4.3m redevelopment plan

The creation of a children's play area and the supply of shrubs and perennials are part of a contract to overhaul a Victorian park in Bolton.

The grade II-listed Queen's Park, on the edge of Bolton town centre, is being restored thanks to a £4.3m lottery grant.

Bolton Council is letting the current round of work in five separate lots. These include refurbishing the lodge, restoring gates, railings and stonework, removing asbestos and creating a play area. The play area will include a traditional site as well as more natural features.

In addition, around 20,000 shrubs and perennials are required, as well as 150 to 200 trees.

The park, which covers 24ha of land on a south-facing sloping site, features a formal core with sunken gardens and terraces that are surrounded by a more informal landscape of open lawns, lakes and woodland.

The southern part of the park is marked by the River Croal and Spa Road playing fields. The works are part of the delivery of the three-year restoration project and the park will remain open to the public, with areas cordoned off, throughout the project.

The deadline is 7 April. Contact the local authority by emailing purchasing.admin@bolton.gov.uk or call 01204 331638.


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