Acclaimed designers take on Lincoln park restoration

The design agency behind projects such as London’s Olympic Park and the £70 million Battersea Power Station, LDA Design, will take the lead on the restoration of Boultham Park in Lincoln.

The £3.7 million Boultham Park project is a partnership between learning disability charity Linkage Community Trust and the City of Lincoln Council, and is grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative.

Works will see the restoration of the 50–acre park, including dredging of the lake, restoration of the fountain and bandstand alongside a new build café, glasshouse, and conversion of the existing stable block into an education centre.

It will be completed with £2.7 million Lottery funding, investment from the City of Lincoln Council as well as Linkage and different fundraising events.

LDA Design, who have a wealth of experience of similar heritage schemes, will head up a design team including architects Thomas Ford and Partners, civil engineers Stirling Maynard, and mechanical and electrical engineers, Bob Costello Associates.

Andrew Cottage, Project Lead from LDA based at Peterborough, says: “We’ve worked on 57 heritage projects and they are all very exciting. They are rewarding because of the benefits they bring to local communities. For Boultham Park, we need to make sure our designs are creative and innovative.”

Ges Roulstone, Linkage Chief Executive, says: “This is a big step for the project with a goal of providing a major new facility for the charity and the community. I’m very pleased to be welcoming the LDA Design team to the project.”

Angela Andrews, Director of Resources at the City Council, added: “The successful delivery of this project, with our partner, is a priority for the Council.

“This is a big project, and we are all impatient in waiting for the day of the grand opening, but this announcement is yet another significant step towards that goal. The award of the contract for the design work to such an experienced company is really great news.”