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Architect sought for Gunnersbury Cemetery offices

Gunnersbury Cemetry
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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is recruiting an architect for a new reception building at Gunnersbury Cemetery in west London

The winning team will draw up plans for a single-storey 85m² structure to replace existing office facilities on the 8.9 hectare site.

According to the contract notice: ‘The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea seeks to appoint an architect to take forward its plans to build a new high-quality cemetery services office and reception building at Gunnersbury Cemetery.

‘The council wishes to engage an architect to undertake an initial options appraisal or feasibility study for a new cemetery office building, and then take the preferred option through detailed design, planning, tender, and delivery stages.’

Founded in 1929, the graveyard on Gunnersbury Avenue currently features a simple red brick chapel, a reception, toilets and 45-capacity car park.

English architect Aston Webb and the film director Carol Reed are among the many famous people buried in the grounds.

Notable monuments include a black obelisk (pictured) dedicated to the Polish victims of the Katyn massacre designed by Louis Fitzgibbon and Stefan Zamoyski.

The deadline for applications is 24 May.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Parks and Leisure - Capital Projects
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Council Offices
37 Pembroke Road
W8 6PW

Email: jeremy.plester@rbkc.gov.uk

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