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Client   Brighton & Hove City Council
Architects   LUC
Contractor   Gavin Jones Ltd

Brighton Park – The Level is closed to the public for more than nine months while a £2.3m lottery grant restoration project is under way.
Phases I, 2 and 3 of the restoration have been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People scheme secured by LUC earlier this year. Gavin Jones team of dedicated staff commenced work in the 8.5 acre park at the beginning of October.

Gavin Jones scope of works
–   Refurbishment of existing pavilions
–   New water feature/drinking fountains
–   New Play equipment/area
–   New planting and lawns incorporating wildflower areas
–   New lighting
–   Rose Walk improvements
–   Interactive water play feature
–   New landscaping and planting
Community involvement
–   Site walks
–   Planting days
–   Three specific job opportunities – Site admin assistant, Yard person/banksman and as apprentice

The skateboard park will provide a sports facility, whilst the fountain will integrate MacLaren features and reintroduce the model boating pond. The pavilions will be restored to provide areas for talks, community groups and exhibitions.

“This project has the potential to change the lives of thousands of families and breathe new life into the heart of one of the more deprived areas of the city.” – Gillian Marston, Head of City Infrastructure at Brighton & Hove City Council

“Gavin Jones Ltd are very proud to be awarded this contract and its part in the refurbishment to this important park, leaving a lasting legacy for the community to enjoy”  – Andrew Smith , Contracts Director at Gavin Jones Ltd

Updates will be posted regularly on the Gavin Jones website. If you have a specific enquiry relating to the Brighton project please email thelevel@gavinjones.co.uk
You can also learn more about Brighton and its history on ‘My Brighton and Hove’ website;  http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__11233_path__.aspx

http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/index.php/news_articles/view/enhancing_brightons_the_level/