BJF Group’s Construction Division has been awarded a £1.4m project to completely regenerate Ellington Park in Ramsgate including building a new Café and toilets.

BJF Group’s Construction Division is delighted to have been awarded a £1.4m project to regenerate Ellington Park in Ramsgate by Thanet District Council in partnership with The Friends of Ellington Park.

Ellington Park is a 126-year-old late Victorian and Edwardian landscaped park across 13 acres of land in the Central Harbour Ward of Ramsgate, Thanet. Ellington Park was laid out in 1893 on land once part of the estate surrounding Ellington House.

Today the park is a magnet for the community and is used every day by residents for a whole host of activities including many organised by the Friends of Ellington Park.

The project, expected to take around 37 weeks will see BJF Group construct a brand-new Café and Toilets at the top of the park designed by Clague Architects as well as repairing and upgrading pathways throughout and installing a new playground complete with inclusive features.

National Lottery Players have funded the Ellington Park project via the Heritage Fund, which will renovate the bandstand; restore the best features of the original 1893 Joseph Cheal landscape scheme; improve play facilities; and provide a much needed cafe and toilets, alongside 5 years of activity in the park.

As a way of giving back to the community BJF Group has committed to supporting Thanet District Council, the Friends of Ellington Park and other volunteers to improve the beautiful wildlife area nestled to one side of the park. This will include graffiti removal, repairing boundary fences and clearing of overgrown areas.

We are looking forward to working with Woodley Coles, Clague Architects, Adrian Cox Associates, Allen Scott Landscape Architecture and the rest of the team to deliver the project.