The contractor will deliver a series of works over five years at the botanical gardens

Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens has appointed Graham Construction to deliver £50m of works at the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site.

The five-year development programme will see the Northern Ireland-based contractor deliver new build schemes, refurbish the historic Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, as well as the repair and replacement of M&E systems.

Key areas where the works will be delivered include The Herbarium, Palm and Water Lily Houses, Pavilion, Arboretum Nursey, and the Family Landscape Area.

The firm will also repair the roof at Kew’s sister estate the grade I listed mansion Wakehurst in Sussex.

The wider team on the programme includes, Donal Insall Architects who are providing masterplanning, Ryder Architects as the lead architect and Mott MacDonald who are providing multi-discipline consultancy services.

Graham Construction’s 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.”