The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded a grant of £4.5 million for the restoration of Greenwich Park. The JSA-led project will restore and refurbish this paramount baroque landscape to its former glory.

The Royal Parks Chief Executive Andrew Scattergood commented that ‘Greenwich Park Revealed’ will protect, enhance and uncover the hidden gems of this iconic World Heritage Site, future-proofing this ancient park for the millions of local, national and international visitors to enjoy for generations to come.’

Landscape works will include the re-definition of the parterre architraves originally conceived by Andre Le Notre and the re-creation of the Giant Steps that were the fulcrum of the 17th century design. The project will also deliver programmes of work to preserve the structural impact of the park’s tree avenues and enhancements to the Flower Garden and the Wilderness Deer Park. A new Learning Centre building and courtyard will be developed at the Vanbrugh Gate to provide capacity for an ambitious programme of activities.

JSA Principal Jon Sheaff commented: ‘It is a privilege to have worked in close partnership with the Royal Parks to develop proposals for the restoration of Greenwich Park and have helped to secure a significant grant from the NLHF. We look forward to the further development and implementation of this unique project.’