Brooke Park Derry

This project was commissioned by Derry City Council and funded by a combination of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derry City Council and the Department of Social Development (DSD).

The objective of the scheme was to regenerate this historic public park and its 25 acres grounds, through the refurbishment of the existing listed Gate Lodge, the construction of three new buildings, conservation work to key historic features and through a wide range of external works.

A number of buildings, small stores and sheds were also to be demolished.

The key features include:-

  • Demolition of two existing buildings
  • A new Pavilion building of approximately 174m²
  • A new Horticulture Training Centre building of approximately 273m²
  • A new Contact Sports Centre building of approximately 892m²
  • Refurbishment of the Gate Lodge Building (Listed Building) of approximately 59m²
  • Wide ranging and extensive site works, hard landscape works, paving, amenity lighting, street furniture provision and extensive areas of tree and shrub planting


  • A floodlit 3G MUGA
  • A formal concrete lined pond with a pumped water supply
  • A large children’s play area
  • Conservation works to the Infirmary Road entrance piers, gates and railings, the Lower Creggan Road entrance and the Sir Robert Ferguson statue
  • Railings and Gates along Rosemount Avenue, with works to existing random rubble boundary walls and fencing
  • Bitmac works to existing and new paths and avenue together with carparking


Key Project Information
Architect MWA Landscape Architects and Hamilton Architects
Value £5m
Duration 18 months
Extra Information
Location Derry City Council
Sectors Community
“We were aware of the park’s great history and were delighted to bring some of its best features back to life.”
Paul Devine, Woodvale Construction Company Ltd,