Derbyshire County Council has already undertaken projects to release revenue potential of areas of the Elvaston Estate in line with the adopted 10 year Vision. These include:
The former Caravan Site
This site has had its foul drainage infrastructure repaired as well as the toilet block facility refurbished. The site is due to re-open in 2020 under a new operator with glamping as well as facilities for caravans, motorhomes and tents.
DCC has repaired the walls of the Nursery Garden.
As the garden has not been open to the public, it makes an ideal location for the erection of a marquee to support weddings under the control of an independent operator. The Garden is also used for horticulture to support the wider Estate and this needs to be maintained and managed in the context of the Garden as an events space. The repair of the glass house along the northern wall of the garden is a medium to long term aspiration.
Old English Garden
This walled garden has been licensed as a space where wedding ceremonies can take place. It forms part of a package now offered by an independent operator who organises weddings at Elvaston.
Coach House Range and Clock Tower, The Top Stable Yard
Repairs to these buildings will facilitate later conversion.
Other completed works include comprehensive re-roofing of the Castle, refurbishment of the Castle toilets and repairs to some of the principal structures, including the Moorish Temple and Terrace, Golden Gates and Ha-ha wall at the end of the East Avenue.