Millennium Seed Bank

RB Construction Group were employed as Management Contractor by Royal Botanical Gardens Kew to complete the construction of The Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst following the collapse of the original contractors.

The seed bank at Wakehurst Place will serve as a centre of excellence for seed conservation and will enable Kew to build on its established reputation for seed conservation. The building covers an area of approximately 5,500 square metres and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty adjacent to a site of special scientific interest. The project includes a 35 metre X 32 metre X 7 metre deep underground cold storage vault for the storage of seeds in a viable condition for hundreds of years.

Client: National Trust
Location
: Ardingly, West Sussex
Architect: Staton Williams

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