Aura are thrilled to have been appointed to undertake the restoration works at Hanley Park in Stoke on Trent. Officially opened in 1897, it occupies about 63 acres of land. The park is filled with beautiful terracotta features and it has been described as a good example of a late Victorian municipal park and is one of the largest Victorian parks in the UK.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council were successful with a multi-million pound bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund for restoration work at the popular park. The council had outlined how the improvements would not only unlock the park’s potential through a comprehensive restoration of its historic features, but attract more visitors of all ages and contribute to the wider social, economic and environmental regeneration of the city.
Aura’s work comprises of the restoration of the entrance gates, piers and railings to park entrances by our specialist metalwork division Aura Monumental and masonry work including restoration of boundary walls, paving and restoring the hammersley terracotta fountain by Aura Conservation.
Works commenced towards the end of last year and will continue through the first quarter of 2017..