Scheme designd by Hodder + Partners
Bam has won a £10m deal from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for a new building and lake in Salford.
Called RHS Garden Bridgewater, work on the society’s first new garden in 17 years will involve work at the derelict gardens of the demolished stately home Worsley New Hall.
Designed by Manchester architect Hodder + Partners, the new building will include learning facilities, a café, plant centre and gift shop.
The firm is joined by cost consultant and project manager Arcadis, civil and structural engineer ROC and building services engineer Hoare Lea.
The 154 acre garden has been masterplanned by landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Construction is expected to start in January, with opening set for 2020.
The RHS said it is the first time in over 100 years that it has taken on a job of this size and is being developed in the derelict gardens of the demolished stately home Worsley New Hall. It will be the society’s fifth garden which includes Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Hyde Hall near Chelmsford in Essex.