Kirkleatham Estate Development Project - The Walled Garden, Catering and Horticultural Academies

The Walled Garden, Catering and Horticultural Academies

This £4.4m project is at the forefront of our current activity. It will bring the grade II-listed historic Walled Garden back into use after 30 years; creating a mix of formal and produce gardens, events spaces, food and retail opportunities. It will provide a major attraction in the north-east that supports employment and training opportunities in the catering, hospitality and horticulture sectors. It will create:
  • Attractive gardens inspired by the significant heritage of the site;
  • A high quality restaurant, retail unit and catering academy, and seminar/training facility, attracting a broad range of visitors and learners from within the borough and beyond;
  • A horticultural academy supporting the growing and management of the gardens and produce for local consumption and sale;
  • Opportunities for residents of all ages to improve their skills, qualifications and experience, with a particular focus on engaging young people and those from disadvantaged groups. This will link with a new training site elsewhere on the Estate;
  • A car park to serve both the needs of this facility and the need to accommodate the growing numbers of visitors to the overall Estate;
  • A facility that extends the hours, season and offer of food, art and culture to enhance the region's offer.

Linked to this is the restoration of the Council's former Kirkleatham nurseries, which will provide a training facility, offering access to employment opportunities for young people, with dedicated horticulture training areas and classrooms for a range of training.

Funding for the project has been secured from the Coastal Communities Fund, with in principle support received from the Combined Authority and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Building work on the Walled Garden is due to begin in Winter 2017, with the facility due to open its doors in Summer 2018.

Plans of the gardens and buildings can be viewed in the attachments below:
 icon Building View.pdf (2.45Mb)
Last modified: 03/05/2017 10:50:22

 icon Colour Zoning and Masterplan.pdf (3Mb)
Last modified: 03/05/2017 10:50:25

 icon Garden View.pdf (11.62Mb)
Last modified: 03/05/2017 10:50:24

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