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Xstrata Treetop Walkway and Rhizotron

An 18m high walkway amongst  the trees together with an underground educational facility. The entire project is designed to engage members of the public with trees and to inform regarding environmental issues a such as climate change.

Over 4 years were needed to fully design and construct this complex structure, set in an historic Capability Brown landscape, which is now a main visitor destination within the Gardens.


Client: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Project Team: Marks Barfield Architects (Architect & Contract Administrator)
Atelier Ten (Building Services Engineers)
Jane Wernick Associates (Structural Engineers for Treetop Walkway)
Haskoning UK Ltd (Structural Engineers for Rhizotron)
GBK Goyne Adams (CDM Co-ordinator)
Speirs & Major (Lighting Consultant)
Project Category(s): Special Projects, Public Buildings, Historic Buildings, Education
Services Offered: Quantity Surveying, Project Management
Completion: March 2009

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