Work begins on the Dean Castle Refurbishment
Preliminary works are underway as part of the refurbishment of the current visitor centre and development of an urban farm, involving the stripping out and downtaking of existing services ready for the main works to begin. The works carried out are part of a £4m investment by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “Parks for People” and the aim is to create a Centre for Educational Excellence and a Visitor Orientation Hub along with a new Centre for Rural Life.
Parks for People funding helps to conserve the heritage that makes historic parks special. And it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.