Graham Construction secures £50m Kew Gardens contract

WCN Editorial Team 5 Jun 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Graham Construction has been chosen as the sole contractor by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for a £50m project at UNESCO World Heritage site.

The scope of the work includes new build schemes, renovation of the historic Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, and repair and replacement of M&E systems. Works will be carried out across a range of areas including The Herbarium, Palm and Water Lily Houses, Pavilion, Arboretum Nursey, and the Family Landscape Area.

The contractor will also be responsible for repairing the roof at grade I listed mansion in Kew’s sister estate, Wakehurst, in Sussex.

Donal Insall Architects will provide the master-planning for the project, while Ryder Architects will serve as the lead architect. The project is expected to be completed over the next five years.

Graham Construction London office director Rob Joyce said: “The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a much-loved destination for visitors and tourists and we are committed to delivering the estate’s vision in order to guarantee its long-term future and success.

“Through our experience of working within heritage environments, we have the ability and expertise to deliver these works in a sensitive manner and to the highest quality.”

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