Stockley Park Registered Park and Garden Status
Stockley Park has been given the prestigious Registered Park and Garden designation by Historic England thus acknowledging its unique design, history and characteristics. This status has been awarded alongside the adjacent Country Park and Golf Club in recognition of the development of the 350-acre site from Dawley Park in the seventeenth century, through its use as an industrial gravel site, and then on to their respective modern day uses.
This is another first for Stockley Park as it is the first business park to be recognised by Historic England for its design of parkland and waterways from the initial concept by Arup Associates in the 1980s. The landscape enjoyed today was stripped to its subsoil during the initial stages of its development, with the design based on French classical with clipped hedges; a nod to the original Dawley Park.
“We have always been proud of the history of Stockley Park and its standing in the local community. The biodiversity on the Park, as well as its aesthetics, is of utmost importance to us and we work hard to provide a landscape which can be enjoyed by our occupiers, the local community, and the wildlife. To be recognised by Historic England for our outdoor landscape is an honour.”
Pieter Borchardt, Estates Director
The designation particularly recognises the design and layout of the Park rather than the individual buildings, which remain unlisted, and the registration does not involve any additional statutory controls.
For more information on the designation, along with the extensive findings by Historic England, please visit https://historicengland.org.uk/ and search 1466074.