Firm is project manager on Southport King’s Gardens restoration scheme

Capita Symonds has been appointed lead consultant on the £4m King’s Gardens restoration project in Southport. 

The scheme will include extensive repair and restoration within the 15h historic park site including amenity spaces, public realm, soft landscaping, historic buildings, structures, paths, surfaces, lighting, street furniture and the marine lake edge. 

The project specifically includes the restoration of the gardens’ Venetian-style footbridge as well as the original external lighting and redevelopment of the lakeside edge to accommodate new visitor attractions.

Capita is responsible for project managing the overall delivery of the design and for managing a team comprising of its design engineers, the council’s landscape designers, and externally appointed conservation architects.

The firm is also directly responsible for the restoration and improvement of external lighting and surfaces, the lakeside retaining wall and revetment edge, and the footbridge. 

The improvements are a key element of Sefton Council’s plans to transform the seafront and promote its use and enjoyment by local people and visitors. 

Work is expected to begin in late 2012.