Rosslee were appointed to undertake this £1.1million Rhyddings Park transformation contract in Oswaldtwistle. The Heritage Lottery funded project involved sympathetically restoring and extending the existing historic redundant Coach House building and constructing a new build workshop adjacent in like-for-like stone, creating space for a new community venue. The new buildings created a cafe with kitchen facilities, office space and space for workshops and classes.
The project also involved returning the derelict walled garden back to its traditional use of food growing for the local gardening volunteers. To do this Rosslee installing raised and sunken planters and erected a large glass house conservatory.
The park dates back to 1853 and the restoration project was long anticipated and therefore of extremely high profile within the area, upon completion Hyndburn Council hosted an family fun day, where the park was officially re-opened by the Major of Hyndburn.
Project value: £1,100,000
The lottery funded work has transformed the park into something the local community can be really proud of
Mayor June Harrison, Hyndburn Council (ref; Lancashire Telegraph 15.05.18)