£500,000 grant for Yorkshire Sculpture Park revamp
Nov 30 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
YORKSHIRE Sculpture Park is getting a £500,000 boost.
The arty park at West Bretton is going to open new areas to the public.
It comes after a grant from Natural England.
The 500 acre Bretton Estate is now under YSP’s management and the £500,000 Historic Environment Special Project will be used to restore 85 acres of woodland around two 65 acre designed lakes to restore water management infrastructure.
Footpaths, bridges, views, follies and historical features including a Greek-style summer house and a now land-locked Boat House will also be revived.
The planned works will also allow the reconnection of the historic Grade II* listed Bretton Hall with the landscape.
Margaret Nieke, Natural England’s Historic Environment Adviser, said: “The work we are doing will not only open up new areas of the park to visitors, but it will breathe new life into some wonderful historic features”.
YSP Executive Director, Peter Murray, added: “We are very proud that in these difficult economic times YSP has been able to secure significant support and commitment for this major project, which will reveal a whole new area of the park for our visitors.”