The Royals Parks secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund for improvement works to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park: in October 2013 the contract was awarded to Blakedown Landscapes (SE).
The scheme included upgrading the existing path network to provide a variety of accessible routes; the resurfacing of the Peg's Pond disabled user's car park and access road and improved signage and entrance gates. Blakedown also constructed a new bespoke building and toilet block featuring composting toilets and underground storage tanks.
An official opening ceremony was held on 3rd September 2014 where speeches by Colin Buttery - Director of Parks & Deputy Chief Executive for TRP - and Jennifer Ullman - member of the London Committee of the HLF - were made.
Official opening ceremony with Colin Buttery, Director of Parks & Deputy Chief Executive for TRP, and Jennifer Ullman, member of the London Committee of the HLF