The Pump Room Gardens project has taken a major step forward with the appointment of Ashmead Price to prepare design proposals for the gardens’ restoration. They will also be working alongside architects Brownhill Hayward Brown on plans to restore the historic bandstand and with drainage engineers to investigate water logging that has been a problem for many years.
Archie Pitts, Chair of the Friends Group said; “This is an important step on our way to restoring the Pump Room Gardens to Health and creating an asset all Leamington can be proud of”.
Councillor David Shilton, Portfolio Holder for Warwickshire District Council’s parks and gardens said: “The Council is delighted with the appointments and the progress made so far on this exciting project”.
The restored bandstand will become a focal point for a series of new community activities and a consultant, Allan Randall, has been appointed to oversee the development of these.
The Pump Room Gardens restoration project is a joint venture between Warwick District Council and the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens. Each is contributing 10% of the estimated costs. The balance of the total project amount has been earmarked by the Heritage Lottery Fund to whom Warwick District Council and the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens will be making a formal application in August.