Ashton Gardens, Lytham St Annes

Donald Insall Associates was appointed to rejuvenate Ashton Gardens under the HLF’s Parks for People scheme. This Grade II late nineteenth-century park included a bowling club pavilion known as the Ashton Institute, a fine timber structure that had fallen into disrepair.  We researched the development of the park and its landscape, and based on this prepared proposals for the dismantling, storage, repair and re-erection of the Institute in a new location to replace a lost structure.  We also restored the original wrought iron entrance gates, reinstated the railings, restored landscape features and the Victorian Lodges, and cleaned and restored the War Memorial.  The re-sited Pavilion now provides a welcoming entrance to the Park and houses a popular café.

Fylde Borough Council


  • Green Apple Award (Gold)
  • Institute of Structural Engineers NW Region: Small Projects Award
  • Institute of Structural Engineers NW Region: Commendation for Best Sustainable Project