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Work starts on Waugh Thistleton's cemetery plans

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Construction has begun on this £6.5 million cemetery project designed by Waugh Thistleton in Bushey, Hertfordshire

PROJECT DATA

Backed by United Synagogues, the scheme in the greenbelt features a main ceremonial space built from rammed earth and two timber service buildings.

The London-based practice is working on the project, which was approved by Hertsmere Council in 2013, with landscape architects J and L Gibbons and engineers Elliott Wood.

Andrew Waugh, director at Waugh Thistleton, said: ‘This is a very special building and we believe the rammed earth technique we are using enhances the spiritual nature of the religious building, as the materials are biodegradable, and will one day return to the earth from which they came.’

Work is expected to complete in 2017

Waugh Thistelton Bushey Cemetery 4

Waugh Thistelton Bushey Cemetery 4

Project data

Location Bushey Hertsmere Borough Council
Type of project Cemetery, prayer halls and facility buildings
Client United Synagogue
Architect Waugh Thistleton Architects
Landscape architect J&L Gibbons
Planning consultant Dalston Warner Davis
Structural engineer Elliott Wood
M&E consultant P3R
Quantity surveyor Deacon and Jones
Main contractor Buxton Building Contractors
Tender date undisclosed
Start on site date August 2015
Completion date Feb 2017
Contract duration 19 months
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT
Total cost £6.5 million

 

 

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