Ipswich construction firm hands over £4.5m scheme at RHS garden in Essex

Head of site RHS Ian Le Gros receives the new building at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford, fro

Head of site RHS Ian Le Gros receives the new building at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford, from Stuart Boardley (right), director of Brooks and Wood Ltd. Also pictured is Gary Knight (left), associate director, Concertus Design and Property Consultants. Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich building firm has officially handed over a £4.5m scheme for a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) garden in Essex.

The new build at Hyde Hall in Essex just completed by Brooks and Wood Ltd. of Ipswich Picture: PAUL

The new build at Hyde Hall in Essex just completed by Brooks and Wood Ltd. of Ipswich Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The year-long project at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford, was carried out by Brooks and Wood Ltd, which has worked on two other major schemes at the garden since 2008.

Hyde Hall was bequeathed to the society by the Robinson family in the early 1990s and the gardens have since grown into a major attraction receiving visitors from all over the world.

The project consisted of a new restaurant, activity space and a separate learning centre.

Ipswich-based Concertus Design & Property Consultants provided architectural, landscape, mechanical and electrical design, from an initial concept design and master plan by the London architects Cullinan Design Studio, working with award-winning landscape designer Adam Frost.

The interior of one of the new buildings at Hyde Hall. Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY

The interior of one of the new buildings at Hyde Hall. Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The new build at Hyde Hall in Essex built by Brooks and Wood Ltd of Ipswich Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOT

The new build at Hyde Hall in Essex built by Brooks and Wood Ltd of Ipswich Picture: PAUL NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant