This new Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning for the Royal Horticultural Society on Wisley’s Hilltop will contain state-of-the-art-scientific laboratories, extensive public exhibition space, teaching studios and new facilities for their nationally important Herbarium, science and library collections.
The project will deliver a major upgrade and step change to RHS Science that will support the delivery of the new Science Strategy, enabling high quality new scientific research and sharing of best practice through public engagement in Horticultural Sciences. The Centre will help to safeguard the internationally important scientific collections for present and future generations.
This new facility will provide the environmental conditions essential to keep these national reference collections secure, and ensure they remain available for the purposes of study and to maintain the integrity, quality and value of the collections as important scientific resources.
The building will also deliver a new events space, catering outlet, educational spaces and a prestigious science and public library in order to enhance the visitor experience. It will be complemented by new landscaping, including specialist science and educational gardens, acting as living laboratories to share ‘best practice’ for gardeners.
Material Used :
1. Domus – Flooring
2. Guardian Glass UK – Glazing
3. Optima – Internal Glazing
4. Kawneer UK Lrd. – Facade Curtain Wall
5. Kingsley Specialist Toofing – Facade & Roofing