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Houlton Commence Work at the Iconic Hepworth Wakefield Site
Houlton Commence Work at the Iconic Hepworth Wakefield Site
Houlton Commence Work at the Iconic Hepworth Wakefield Site

Houlton Commence Work at the Iconic Hepworth Wakefield Site

Houlton Commence Work at the Iconic Hepworth Wakefield Site

Procured via the YORbuild2 Framework, Houlton successfully won the 2 stage tender to construct new Hepworth Wakefiled Garden.

The work is underway and the project, predominantly civil engineering works will be phased.

  • Phase 1 - Concrete Walls & Benches
  • Phase 2 - Drainage & Services
  • Phase 3 - Footpath & Stone Sets
  • Phase 4 - Soft Landscaping

Earlier in the month, it was announced that major new grants from The Foyle Foundation (£100,000) and The Wolfson Foundation (£150,000) took the total raised for the garden to over £1.5million, meaning that work could commence.. 

Now that work on the 4,000 sqm site has started, The Hepworth Wakefield will continue fundraising so that the beautifully landscaped garden can be finished by summer 2019, creating a major new and free visitor attraction for Wakefield.

Andrew Kingston, Managing Director of Houlton said: “We’re excited to break ground on this significant development of Wakefield Waterfront today and are especially pleased to work on such a flagship project for Yorkshire during our 140th anniversary year. Having looked over the plans, we have several interesting features to construct over the next few months. It is not your usual construction scheme and will have its challenges, but the opportunity to be able to turn Tom Stuart-Smith's vision into a reality for the people of Wakefield and visitors to the gallery could not be missed and will be celebrated for many years to come.

Visuals of the finished scheme are available on the Hepworth Wakefield official website, see the link below:

https://hepworthwakefield.org/our-story/garden/

 

 

 

Project Information

Value

£1,060,000

Location

Wakefield

Duration

20 Weeks

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