Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Kew, also knowns as Kew Gardens, is a world-famous location situated near the centre of London. The UNESCO World Heritage site features approximately 50,000 living plants including exotic plants and fungi and is recognised as the most biodiverse and largest living collection on earth. It is a top visitor attraction in London with over 2.1 million visitors per year.
With ongoing science and conservation work, there are always events being held, allowing visitors to come and learn about the Garden’s research, that contribute to large international programmes.
RBG Kew is also home to some unique and fantastic architecture both old and new, namely the Princess of Wales Conservatory and Temple of Aeolus, which is a Grade II listed building.
Following a two-year redevelopment project at Kew’s Pavilion Restaurant, a brand new Pavilion Bar and Grill has opened its doors to the public, allowing visitors to get a coffee, fresh juice or alcoholic drinks later in the day, along with a food menu.
Adding the finishing touches to the new eatery, Alpha Rail was appointed to supply and install bespoke metalwork to the perimeter. In total, 180 linear metres of flat-top railings were installed. These were galvanised and polyester powder-coated in RAL 9005 jet black and were made bespoke to have mesh across the bottom half of the panel with the purpose of blocking litter from blowing away into the park.
“LUC are very familiar with Alpha Rail, having specified their metalwork products for many projects over the years, so it was decided during a meeting with the client that Alpha Rail were to be specified on this project. We are very pleased with the finished product which fulfilled all the requirements of our brief.”
– Katie Duff, Architect, Land Use Consultants
“Here at Alpha Rail we are very proud to have our metalwork products specified by landscape architects, which over the last 34 years has given us the opportunity to work in some of the most prestigious places in the UK. We can now add Kew Gardens to the list!”
– Phil Ball, Sales Director, Alpha Rail