LDA Design is to restore an “urban beach” in one of London’s most historic parks, overlooked by Fulham Palace. The landscape architect’s conservation plan is for all of Bishops Park, which has slumped into dis-repair despite its Grade II-registered status. Work is expected to cost around £4m. Project leader Sally Prothero said: “It has historical value and unique character. We are looking to restore what was once an urban beach next to an ornamental pool.” Proposals for the park listed on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens of special historic interest include refurbishing a café. A main entrance will be improved, a lake will be restored and a children’s activity area and ranger base will be built. London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham council appointed LDA Design to do the work. A Heritage Lottery Fund bid is due in September. Building dates have yet to be confirmed.
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