Myerscough College students are set to play a major role in a multi-milion pound redevelopment of a historic Fylde landmark.
The college has teamed up with the Heritage Trust for the North West, the organisation who maintain and operate Lytham Hall.
A regeneration project has just got underway at the site, supported by a Heritage Lottery grant, and green- fingered students will be using their skills to help with the renovation scheme for the Grade I listed building and its grounds.
Arboriculture students have been carrying out extensive felling work in the woods, while those studying garden design are designing areas for redevelopment and fishery students are introducing a management plan for one of the ponds.
Helen Eaton, assistant principal for partnerships and development at Myerscough College, said: ‘‘This is a brilliant opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a real working environment.
“The work carried out by the students will make a significant contribution to the restoration and conservation of the grounds at Lytham Hall, restoring our past whilst securing the legacy for future generations. The feedback received regarding the work that the students have already carried out has been excellent’’.
The 78 acre site is already maintained by volunteers, and now numbers will be boosted even further with the students set to take on a two-day a week placement at Lytham Hall for the next few months.
The experience will help the students involved to achieve a qualification in land based studies.