Firm hired for £1.2m Forty Hall improvements

By Jim Dunton - Fri 29 November 2013, 3:05 pm

Contractor Ground Control has been appointed for a £1.2 million project to restore Forty Hall's landscaping to its original 18th Century appearance.

Enfield Council said the work would reveal the design of the park’s classic pleasure gardens, repair Turkey Brook Bridge, replace park furniture, widen the park’s gates, and restore the pond’s original design.

Chris Bond, the council's environment lead, said the project had followed a successful bid for help from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“Forty Hall Park is one of the jewels in this greenest of the borough’s crown and this project will help to restore it to its full 18th Century glory,” he said.

“Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and this project demonstrates our commitment to improving our open spaces and making them more accessible for everyone to enjoy.”

The council said work was expected to start early next year.