MARY STEVENS PARK

Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
Mary Stevens Park
Restoration of a urban park in Stourbridge following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People Programme.
The project involved three phases of work:
 
Phase 1 – repair and restoration of Grade II listed gates and bandstand, designed and delivered by BHN.
 
Phase 2 – conversion of redundant park office building into a new café, designed and delivered by BHN.
 
Phase 3 – landscaping work designed by Plincke Landscapes Ltd, and lake restoration designed by Hafren Water.
 
The client brief required that the project provide opportunities for local craftsmen, using traditional conservation skills. 
 
Material and contractors were all sourced locally, to maximise the retention and development of local craft skills, including hand forged wrought iron work, Portland stone masonry, fine lime putty pointing, zinc roofing, cast iron repair and gilding.
 
The scope of work remained fluid between the three phases, but within an overall cost envelope.  This was managed creatively by the QS and design team to achieve maximum public and conservation benefit.
      
 
CLIENT:
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
 
LOCATION:
Stourbridge
 
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
£2,560,000
 
 
  1. Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  2. Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  3. Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  4. Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  5. Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge) by Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.