The Royal Parks has received a grant of nearly £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) for the Isabella Plantation Access Project.

This grant will enable The Royal Parks to implement improvement plans for the Isabella Plantation that were developed from previous HLF and BIG grants and after a year of public consultation.

Infrastructure and access improvement works

The Royal Parks are now pleased to announce that Blakedown Landscapes (SE) Ltd has been appointed to carry out the delivery of the Infrastructure and Access contract for Isabella Plantation.

Contractors are due to start on site on 28 October 2013 and complete work by the end of March 2014 and will deliver the following improvements to Isabella Plantation:

  • Resurfacing and upgrading of parts of the existing path network with natural gravel to provide a variety of accessible routes 
  • New sustainably built facilities near the Peg's Pond gate providing fully accessible toilets, shelter and seating
  • Improved directional signage and interpretation 
  • Resurfacing and Redesign of the Peg's Pond disabled user's Car Park and approach road 
  • A non-mains reliant irrigation system for the garden and nursery harvesting water from the park's natural supply.

There will be times during the development when isolated areas of the Plantation, its path network and also the Peg's Pond Car Park will need to be closed, to ensure public safety whilst construction works are carried out. 

The Royal Parks and Blakedown Landscapes apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will work together to ensure that any closures are notified in advance. Wherever possible diversions will be put in place to maintain access and we will aim at all times to keep disturbance to the Plantation and the public to a minimum. 

Summary of the Isabella Plantation improvements 

Access improvements:

  • Resurfacing and redesign of the disabled users' car park and approach roads.
  • Improved entrance gates.
  • Resurfacing and updating of the existing path network to provide a variety of more accessible routes.

Visitor facilities:

  • New sustainably built facilities including toilet, shelter and seating.
  • Modernisation of the existing toilet block to make it accessible for all users.
  • Upgrades to the existing motorised wheelchair service.

Environmental and ecological improvements:

  • Desilting of ponds.
  • A new more sustainable water storage and irrigation system collecting water from the park's natural supply.
  • Reed beds.

Community activities:

  • The Royal Parks will continue to work with local community groups and partners to develop an exciting range of activities and resources aimed at existing and new visitors.
  • A range of educational and volunteer activities on offer such as wildlife identification sessions and guided tours.
  • Two dedicated 18 month horticultural apprentice placements can be realised, offering an ideal opportunity for school leavers to try horticulture and the possibility of stepping into the more advanced Royal Parks Apprentice scheme once their training is complete.

Further information

If you would like to be kept informed about developments, receive further news or would like to make a donation, please contact the Richmond Park office or write to:

Isabella Plantation Access Project
Holly Lodge
Richmond Park
Richmond
Surry
TW10 5HS

The Isabella Plantation has been funded by the heritage lottery fund and the big lottery fund.


Isabella Plantation Access Project

The Royal Parks has received a grant of nearly £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) for the Isabella Plantation Access Project.

This grant will enable The Royal Parks to implement improvement plans for the Isabella Plantation that were developed from previous HLF and BIG grants and after a year of public consultation.

Infrastructure and access improvement works

The Royal Parks are now pleased to announce that Blakedown Landscapes (SE) Ltd has been appointed to carry out the delivery of the Infrastructure and Access contract for Isabella Plantation.

Contractors are due to start on site on 28 October 2013 and complete work by the end of March 2014 and will deliver the following improvements to Isabella Plantation:

  • Resurfacing and upgrading of parts of the existing path network with natural gravel to provide a variety of accessible routes 
  • New sustainably built facilities near the Peg's Pond gate providing fully accessible toilets, shelter and seating
  • Improved directional signage and interpretation 
  • Resurfacing and Redesign of the Peg's Pond disabled user's Car Park and approach road 
  • A non-mains reliant irrigation system for the garden and nursery harvesting water from the park's natural supply.

There will be times during the development when isolated areas of the Plantation, its path network and also the Peg's Pond Car Park will need to be closed, to ensure public safety whilst construction works are carried out. 

The Royal Parks and Blakedown Landscapes apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will work together to ensure that any closures are notified in advance. Wherever possible diversions will be put in place to maintain access and we will aim at all times to keep disturbance to the Plantation and the public to a minimum. 

Summary of the Isabella Plantation improvements 

Access improvements:

  • Resurfacing and redesign of the disabled users' car park and approach roads.
  • Improved entrance gates.
  • Resurfacing and updating of the existing path network to provide a variety of more accessible routes.

Visitor facilities:

  • New sustainably built facilities including toilet, shelter and seating.
  • Modernisation of the existing toilet block to make it accessible for all users.
  • Upgrades to the existing motorised wheelchair service.

Environmental and ecological improvements:

  • Desilting of ponds.
  • A new more sustainable water storage and irrigation system collecting water from the park's natural supply.
  • Reed beds.

Community activities:

  • The Royal Parks will continue to work with local community groups and partners to develop an exciting range of activities and resources aimed at existing and new visitors.
  • A range of educational and volunteer activities on offer such as wildlife identification sessions and guided tours.
  • Two dedicated 18 month horticultural apprentice placements can be realised, offering an ideal opportunity for school leavers to try horticulture and the possibility of stepping into the more advanced Royal Parks Apprentice scheme once their training is complete.

Further information

If you would like to be kept informed about developments, receive further news or would like to make a donation, please contact the Richmond Park office or write to:

Isabella Plantation Access Project
Holly Lodge
Richmond Park
Richmond
Surry
TW10 5HS

The Isabella Plantation has been funded by the heritage lottery fund and the big lottery fund.

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The Royal Parks has received a grant of nearly £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) for the Isabella Plantation Access Project.

This grant will enable The Royal Parks to implement improvement plans for the Isabella Plantation that were developed from previous HLF and BIG grants and after a year of public consultation.

Infrastructure and access improvement works

The Royal Parks are now pleased to announce that Blakedown Landscapes (SE) Ltd has been appointed to carry out the delivery of the Infrastructure and Access contract for Isabella Plantation.

Contractors are due to start on site on 28 October 2013 and complete work by the end of March 2014 and will deliver the following improvements to Isabella Plantation:

There will be times during the development when isolated areas of the Plantation, its path network and also the Peg's Pond Car Park will need to be closed, to ensure public safety whilst construction works are carried out. 

The Royal Parks and Blakedown Landscapes apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will work together to ensure that any closures are notified in advance. Wherever possible diversions will be put in place to maintain access and we will aim at all times to keep disturbance to the Plantation and the public to a minimum. 

Summary of the Isabella Plantation improvements 

Access improvements:

Visitor facilities:

Environmental and ecological improvements:

Community activities:

Further information

If you would like to be kept informed about developments, receive further news or would like to make a donation, please contact the Richmond Park office or write to:

Isabella Plantation Access Project
Holly Lodge
Richmond Park
Richmond
Surry
TW10 5HS

The Isabella Plantation has been funded by the heritage lottery fund and the big lottery fund.