Winner of the Canterbury Connected Levelling Up Fund competition announced

HTA Design has been announced as the winner of the Canterbury Connected Levelling Up Fund competition introduced by Canterbury City Council in May this year. The project follows the city’s successful ‘Connected Canterbury: Unlocking the Tales of England’ bid for government funding, awarded in January, to enable it to reinforce its position as a global heritage destination.

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Connected Canterbury will deliver the landscape-led regeneration of strategic heritage sites across the city. Story gardens will be created at Dane John and St Mary de Castro Gardens; Greyfriars Gardens and the Castle Grounds. Prominent green arrival points will be provided to radically improve the public realm.

“With its emphasis on landscape, the Connected Canterbury project will rejuvenate heritage settings across this internationally significant city to inspire local pride and create a world class destination. We are looking forward to working with Canterbury City Council and our skilled team to deliver a restorative landscape that addresses the biodiversity emergency and preserves heritage for future generations, whilst celebrating Canterbury’s rich historic narratives.”

James Lord, Partner for Landscape, HTA Design

The project will elevate Canterbury’s global significance, provide a coherent visitor offer and unite local people in pride of place. HTA will lead a team of specialist consultants, including heritage industry leaders Purcell, who will provide consultancy and detailed local knowledge, and Civic Engineers, who are at the forefront of engineering design to create inspirational public places with a positive impact on the environment.

Images Credit: Courtesy of HTA Design

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