Crystal Palace Park is an iconic Victorian park, and one of the most important in the UK. Created to house the Crystal Palace, which was relocated from the 1851 Great Exhibition, it was opened by Queen Victoria in 1854. Sir Joseph Paxton’s design of the palace and park is internationally recognised and celebrated. Although the palace itself burnt down in 1936, Crystal Palace Park is still much loved by surrounding communities and continues to attract some two million visits a year.
In 2017/18, the London Borough of Bromley produced a comprehensive Regeneration Plan for the Park, which aims to restore the heritage, enhance the environment and ensure the Park’s long term financial security. Fourth Street produced a business model to support the delivery of that plan and to describe an effective transition from local authority control to a highly expert and experienced Shadow Board that has already been assembled.