Tatton Park visitors to see further improvements

Tue 2nd July 2019 3.08PM

Tatton Park visitors to see further improvements
CHESHIRE East Council is to invest 1.55m in the refurbishment of the stableyard area of Tatton Park, a popular focal point for visitors.

The 1,000-acre park, in Knutsford, is the jewel in the crown of the borough's cultural heritage and leisure offer and the council's cabinet has now approved the next step in the 'Tatton Vision' investment programme - which is to implement a stableyard project.

The stableyard project is part of a wider investment programme to enhance the welcome and visitor experience, which includes a new visitor arrival building - currently under construction. Benefits will include improved access and landscaping, new toilet facilities, additional events space and a facility for season activities such as theatre, outdoor markets and exhibitions.

The stableyard serves as a focal point for many of the 800,000 visitors the park receives each year.

The park is managed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

Cllr Nick Mannion, cabinet member for environment and regeneration, said: "The borough is extremely fortunate to have an award-winning visitor destination such as Tatton Park and it is vitally important that we continue to invest in this facility and build on the current visitor offer.

"The park plays an important role in the life of Cheshire East, making an important contribution to the visitor economy, while offering conservation and environmental benefits alongside educational, cultural and commercial objectives."

Purcell Architects, one of the country's leading specialists in heritage restoration, have been commissioned to develop initial designs.