Thompson Park is an Edwardian urban park in the centre of Burnley. First open to the public in 1903 the park still retains most of its original features such as the boating lake, Italian gardens, a Ranger centre, and a playground. Rosslee were appointed by Burnley Borough Council to undertake the restoration of the Grade II Listed Park buildings and structures while retaining their original architectural features.
The HLF funded project including transforming the park’s boathouse into a café with a terrace and kayak storage unit, restoring the pavilion into a visitor centre and community space and refurbishing the Italian Shelters and toilet block.
The park remained open to the public for the duration of the project attracting a lot of public attention and upon completion the Council hosted a ‘Fun in the Park’ open day in August to mark its official reopening further to restoration.
Project values: £350k
It has kept its 1930s character but its main features have all been refurbished and given a new life. I’d encourage people to come along and see what’s been going on; it’s a lovely park and we are very lucky to have it on our doorsteps
Councillor John Harbour Burnley Borough Council (ref; Burnley Express 15.09.18)