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Architect sought for Willesden Jewish Cemetery restoration

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The United Synagogue is seeking an architect-led team for a £2.8 million restoration of Willesden Jewish Cemetery in northwest London

The ‘House of Life’ project will restore the eight hectare graveyard and create a new visitor centre, café, learning centre and permanent exhibition about the cemetery’s history.

Established in 1873, Willesden Jewish Cemetery in Beaconsfield Road has around 26,000 graves. Famous British Jews buried there include DNA co-discoverer Rosalind Franklin and the restaurant critic Michael Winner.

According to the contract notice: ‘The United Synagogue has won a round one pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund to prepare a round two grant application for the Willesden Cemetery Heritage Project by September 2017.

‘The consultancy is required to design and produce a scheme for architecture and landscaping. This will include preparation of a conservation plan and a management and maintenance plan to precise HLF guidelines and cover buildings refurbishment and adaptation, conservation of graves and other memorials, landscaping and horticultural services.’

The deadline for applications is 23 May.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Hester Abrams
The United Synagogue
305 Ballards Lane
N12 8GB

Tel: +44 2083438989
Email: heritageadmin@theus.org.uk

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