Work continues apace in the gardens at the Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project, of which Workman is a proud sponsor.
Our Vicky Cotton, ESG Director, and Matthew Pateman, Partner, donned hard hats for a construction site tour of the Museum’s five-acre site in South Kensington, which is being transformed into a welcoming, accessible, and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London.
Currently, the garden galleries of the Urban Nature Project are being created.
Over the winter months, the Museum has been laying the foundations of the garden galleries. Here’s what’s been achieved so far:
- Construction of a ramp leading up from the tube station so there is step-free access to the gardens.
- Creation of a series of temporary ponds to house pond life.
- The new pond excavations are complete and the sunken walkway through the middle of the pond has been installed, to allow visitors to explore the pond habitat.
- On the east side of the gardens, the team recently poured the Café Garden Building slab using the largest electric concrete pump in the country.
- Foundations for the timeline wall are also under construction. Once the foundation works are complete, the wall will be clad in stone from across the ages, starting from the Precambrian period.
Find out more here: What’s happening in the gardens? | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)
Image credit: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London