Cliffe Castle Park


Client: Bradford MDC

Value: £4.5m

Location: Keighley

Dudleys have been involved in the successful application for Heritage lottery funding for the grounds of Cliffe Castle to be restored to their Victorian splendour. The redevelopment features include a new palm house, visitor centre and bandstand together with extensive works to the park's landscaping.


Our particular Engineering aspects involved determining how the drainage infrastructure to the existing park worked in order to allow the design of a new SUDS drainage system to the refurbished park. We also provided designs to the external works such as paths, car parks and advice on the earthworks.

Created by mill owner Henry Isaac Butterfield in the 1870s, Cliffe Castle and its grounds were donated to the people of Keighley in the 1940s with the mansion becoming a museum, and the extensive grounds becoming a public park.

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