Parks for people  

Public parks and gardens bring huge benefits to modern city communities. Our work has helped restore formal gardens and introduced heritage trails to country parks, helping more people actively enjoy the outdoors, and to appreciate and understand the heritage of our parks and gardens.

Worth Park / Wat Tyler Country Park / Harlow Town Park

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Formal gardens, public fun

Our funding and project management expertise helped restore, transform and re-energise Crawley’s Worth Park to create a strong and vibrant heritage feature park for the region and further developing a sense of place and pride for local communities.

Extensive works have repaired and restored key listed features across the whole park, returning the complete landscape to its splendid Victorian origins. A Grade II listed building was refurbished to provide amenity improvements including a community room, refurbished WCs, lighting, additional CCTV and informal play space.

Working alongside our community partners a brand new creative Participation Project is being delivered to engage people in new ways of learning and involvement in the heritage.

Glevum successfully project managed the Development and Delivery Stage. The restored park was officially opened in July 2015.

Budget

£3.4M

HLF round 2

Funding

Project management

Completed

Seeing the transformation of this hidden gem into a beautiful and thriving community park has been wonderful. It has been a great team effort and we have been proud to play our part.
Restored tower at Worth Park - image courtesy Heritage Lottery Fund

Restored tower at Worth Park - image courtesy Heritage Lottery Fund

Concrete features in the lake at Worth Park - image courtesy Heritage Lottery Fund
Urn in formal gardens at Worth Park, Crawley – image courtesy Heritage Lottery Fund
Restored formal gardens at Worth Park, Crawley - image courtesy Heritage Lottery Fund
 

 

From explosives factory to well being walks

Wat Tyler Country Park sits on the 125 acre site of an ex-industrial explosives factory. It’s now a popular green space visitor attraction with more than 350,000 visitors a year.

The £7.2m Wat Tyler development project included two new visitor centres, extensive landscaping improvements, a new education centre and improved facilities, and an extensive volunteering/training/adult education programme.        

Glevum project managed the scheme, delivered on-time and within budget in June 2012. Glevum successfully integrated with Basildon Council’s open spaces, property, legal and finance departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the scheme. We also ensured over £300,000 of in-kind volunteer time was delivered as an integral part of the project.

Budget

£7.2M

HLF rounds 1, 2 &

Project delivery

Funding

Project management

Completed

Worth Park

Wat Tyler Country Park

Harlow Town Park

Interpretation signage at Wat Tyler Country Park Marina – image courtesy Dotco
The Café at the Wat Tyler Centre – image courtesy Dotco
Wat Tyler Centre signage – image courtesy Dotco
Exhibition at the Green Centre in Wat Tyler Country Park – image courtesy Dotco
 

 

Regeneration, activity planning and awards

Harlow Town Park opened in 1957. Designed by Dame Sylvia Crowe in walking distance of local homes, its 164 acres includes woodland, meadows and gardens, along with a paddling pool and bandstand. Enjoying its heyday in the 1960s and 70s, the park suffered a decline in more recent years.

Glevum helped Harlow Council's Regeneration Team fund and deliver a new café, learning centre and events barn, along with a restored pet’s corner and water garden and refurbishment to the bandstand.

The HLF project has also funded the 2014 appointment of a new Education and Volunteer Officer at the park who will deliver a new activity plan at the park up until 2019.

Budget

£2.8M

HLF grant

£1.8M

HLF round 1

Funding

Project management

Completed

Sheep grazing happily at Harlow Town Park – image courtesy Dotco
Barn at Harlow Town Park – image courtesy Kaner Olette
Sculpture on the lake at Harlow Town Park – image courtesy Dotco
Visual of barn at Harlow Town Park – image courtesy Kaner Olette