HTA Design, an award-winning collaborative practice is set to lead a specialist team in the next major development works, as part of the on-going Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan.
The HTA team have been appointed as the lead consultant and landscape architects by the Council to lead this stage of the development, which will see widespread improvements across the park in the coming years, including the restoration of several historic sites.
Natalia Roussou, landscape design director, HTA Design, says: “We are excited to have been selected by the London Borough of Bromley for such a high-profile project and look forward to working with our team of specialists to bring a new lease of life to Crystal Palace Park.
“Delivering this stage of the Regeneration Plan will reinforce the international significance of this iconic London park, celebrating its rich history, restoring connections to nature and creating environmental resilience so that the park can be enjoyed now and in the future.”
The estimated £17.5m works include the restoration of the Grade I listed Crystal Palace dinosaurs and the landscape situating the 1854 sculptures’ island. The series of sculptures were added to the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register early in 2020.
The Grade II listed Italian Terraces located near Paxton will be rejuvenated into a space to host community events, with improvements also planned for the Lower Paxton axis of the park set, including the construction of a new playground area.
Councillor Yvonne Bear, executive councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing says: “It is an exciting time for this iconic park as we begin to bring forward our ground-breaking plan and create a future for the park that is fitting of its remarkable past.
“I know local residents and visitors will be eager to see progress being made on the headline restoration works including in this next stage, but there is also much more work going on around this to ensure that a long-term model is created for the park, that firmly connects its heritage to the local community and economy.”
On 15 September, Crystal Palace Trust will take over the day-to-day management of the Park in another stage of the wider £52m Regeneration Plan, with works already underway on the restoration of the Grade II* list subway, set to be completed later this year.
Further grant funding is still required for the works in the wider plan.