Rob Thomas, the Garden’s Head of Development, has been responsible for the successful funding bids for this project, and, continues as Project Champion. Since January 2015, Rob has been supported by the Regency Restoration team: Helen (Project Manager); Louise (Heritage Coordinator), Holly (Outreach, Education and Volunteer Coordinator) and Rachael (Administration Officer) who run the project on a daily basis. The development phase of this exciting restoration has seen the recruitment of an excellent design team. This team comprises Mann Williams (as Lead Consultant, and civil and structural engineers), Nicholas Pearson Partnership (co Lead Consultant, and also separately contracted to deliver the Conservation Management Plan. providing landscape archaeology). The conservation of this important landscape is also supported by the work of Caroe and Partners. As this project involves restoration of lakes which have reservoir status, the dams design and structure are assessed against stringent engineering criteria – and we have as part of our design team, HR Wallingford, and the services of Jonathan Hinks as All Reservoirs Panel Engineer. We are committed to sustainability and to that end we have Troup Bywaters and Anders working on the feasibility of micro hydro across our water management features.
Middleton Hall, and the Paxton Waterpark are sites rich in archaeology. Supporting the design and restoration we are wotking with David Austin and Paul Everson, as consultant landscape archaeologists. Ten weeks of archaeological excavations took place by Dyfed Archaeological Trust. Our whole process is being evaluated by Andrea Bradley Consulting.
And, our volunteers! We would be lost without our able and enthusiastic volunteers. The Regency Project has, and will continue to offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities from historical research, archiving, ecology, archaeology, tour guiding, sewing and costume design. Follow this link for the volunteering pages.