Heritage Lottery Fund
Stewart Park was formerly the grounds of Marton Hall, a Victorian mansion built by Middlesbrough industrialist Henry Bolckow. The park also contains the birthplace of Captain James Cook. The land was bequeathed to the people of the town by Thomas Dorman Stewart in 1928 and, although Marton Hall burnt down in 1960, a loggia and garden temple survived, along with a boating lake, a magnificent stable block complex, large areas of mature woodland and a dramatic expanse of parkland.
Southern Green was appointed as the lead consultant in a multi-disciplinary team for the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan and assisted with the Stage One ‘Parks for People’ Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the restoration of the park and stable buildings.
The company led a successful Stage Two bid which secured £4m of funding from the HLF. Having drawn up the detailed designs for the restoration works, work commenced on the ground in summer 2010 and were completed in 2012. The park was officially re-opened by the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon, in May, and went on to win the Landscape Institute Award for Heritage and Conservation in 2013. The project also won a Civic Trust Award, Green Apple Award, RICS award and the RTPI North East Award.