RHS Bridgewater – the largest gardening project in Europe
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Bridgewater is the largest gardening project in Europe. Created on a 154-acre site at Worsley New Hall Estate, the garden has become a major horticultural destination winning a host of awards, including RIBA North West Building of the Year 2022.
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Allgood worked in close partnership with Hodder+Partners after they were invited to design a world-class visitor centre capable of welcoming up to 700,000 people each year within a decade and has already seen 500,000 pass through its doors in the first year. The building has been designed to be, predominantly, one open space allowing visitors to flow easily between a variety of areas.
With this high footfall in mind, we provided a comprehensive package of ironmongery and hardware from our leading Modric range. Its simple, elegant design – developed and made in Allgood’s UK factory from grade 316 stainless steel – fulfilled both the aesthetic and performance demands of the project. The range also comes with an industry-leading 25-year mechanical warranty for further reassurance.
Nick Wright, Associate at Hodder+Partners, commented:
“The ironmongery plays a key role in creating a high-quality, yet robust, environment. Modric does this perfectly with its timeless design and enduring performance, it blends seamlessly with key architectural elements but also handles exceptionally high footfall with no issues.
“Working with the Allgood team was a real boost, their excellent knowledge and experience helped create a suite of ironmongery that performed exactly as we wanted it to.”
Sustainability also formed a key part of the project, with the building benefiting from rainwater harvesting, green roofs, ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating and cooling, plus natural cross ventilation. Our Birmingham manufacturing operation produces 25% of what we sell, routinely producing over 100,000 products a year, with 75% of its energy coming from renewable sources.