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Restoration Overview

  £5 million has been invested in Alexandra Park to restore this beautiful community asset. The funding is provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester City Council, Sport England, the English Cricket Board and the Lawn Tennis Association and has paid for improvements to the park landscape, buildings and sporting facilities. These improvements include:

Chorlton Lodge has been restored to provide a useable community space downstairs and office space upstairs.

The Pavilion has been restored and extended on both ends to provide changing rooms for the cricket pitch, public toilets, a larger flexible community space and a community cafe.

Half of the depot buildings have been demolished to open up views into the park; the remaining buildings have been renovated including a room for community use. The current changing rooms in the depot have been renovated to serve the tennis courts and football field.

Sports facilities
There are now four new tennis courts which provide a mixture of community use, club use and coached sessions.

A new cricket field and an artificial pitch has been built on the southern oval in front of the pavilion.

The raised planters at the on the Demesne Road side of the park has been repaired and re planted along with the reintroduction of the flower garden near the pavilion.

The raised terrace area that runs alongside the Claremont Road boundary has had additional trees planted along the fence line and large formal flower beds running alongside the paths.

Trees has been planted around both ovals where there are currently gaps.

Footpaths have been replaced or repaired where necessary.

Street furniture such as benches and bins have been replaced.

The drainage across the park has been improved.

The drinking fountain and the flagstaff has been restored to their original design.