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G F Tomlinson and SCAPE complete phase one of Skegness Tower Gardens renovations

G F Tomlinson Tower Gardens Phase One completed

26/06/2024

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SCAPE, working in close collaboration with its partner, G F Tomlinson, is pleased to have supported the delivery of phase one works to reinvigorate the historic Tower Gardens in Skegness.

Procured through our Regional Construction Framework on behalf of Skegness Town Council, the first stage of the Tower Gardens Masterplan formed part of the Towns Fund Grant Scheme. It was safely delivered whilst the park remained open to the public, ensuring availability for continued use of the amenities with minimal disruption.

Landmark works included the refurbishment of the pond and its perimeter railings as well as the reinstatement of the pond pump, together with enhancements to overall accessibility through the re-levelling of the land and re-routing of footpaths.

A specialised sensory area was created around the bandstand of the historic site for the local community to enjoy. Planting by SCAPE volunteers, the project team and members of the local community was undertaken as part of a community planting day held in March.

The enhancement works will ensure that Tower Gardens continues to provide a valuable and accessible central space for Skegness residents to enjoy, bringing people together for community events and outdoor activities.

In support of the local community, G F Tomlinson sourced 58% of its labour for the scheme from within a 40-mile radius of the site, providing local job opportunities for the region. Alongside this over 99% of construction waste for the project was diverted from landfill, reducing the environmental impact on the community.

The Tower Gardens in Skegness is an excellent example of how utilising green spaces can enrich communities, bringing together local residents who enjoy the outdoor and natural environments. We are immensely proud to be working in close partnership with G F Tomlinson on such a positive project which is providing a place residents can be proud of, whilst leaving a lasting historical legacy.

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE

SCAPE and G F Tomlinson previously delivered the Tower Gardens Pavilion back in 2020, under the Regional Construction Framework. The scheme received the Best Project accolade in the Leisure category at the East Midlands Regional RICS Social Impact Awards.

The scheme fully compliments our earlier project on the Tower Gardens Pavilion. The team and all suppliers have worked exceptionally well together to overcome operational and design challenges in a fully collaborative environment, delivering enhancement works that will benefit the town for many years to come.

Adrian Grocock, Managing Director at G F Tomlinson

G F Tomlinson completes Skegness Tower Gardens