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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England, United Kingdom
 

Orangery Project

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
1. Orangery Project Marker
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Orangery Project
The Kensington Palace Pavilion
What is happening here?
Following our 2012 transformation which opened up the East Front gardens and reconnected the palace to the park, we have now turned our attention to the Orangery and its gardens. We have closed the Orangery to undertake a major conservation and building project, which will restore the Orangery and provide Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which cares for Kensington Palace's state apartments and formal gardens, with new collections stores, offices and kitchens. Once work on the Orangery is complete we will create a new garden inspired by the historic Charles Bridgeman 18th century parterre garden and its early 20th century re-modelling. Whilst we undertake the building restoration, the Kensington Palace Pavilion will temporarily replace the Orangery, offering refreshments, afternoon teas and a flexible space for a wide range of events. The Kensington Palace Pavilion will be open to the public from 30 March 2018.

Why are we doing it?
Crucial to our future vision for Kensington Palace is the plan to restore the historic
Orangery Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
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Orangery building to provide modern facilities for our visitors and staff, as well as revitalising the parterre garden. This work will reunite the Orangery with the landscape of the palace. In order to do this, we will re-landscape the gardens planting 70 new topiary trees, install new electrical and other services and carry out brick and mortar repairs on the Orangery building. To the north of the Orangery we will create a new building, behind a sympathetically designed garden wall based on 18th Century plans. How you are helping us
We hope you have enjoyed reading about this project. Historic Royal Palaces receives no public funding, so your entrance ticket, purchases or membership directly contributes to projects like this. Thank you for helping us restore this garden for future generations.

Project Team
Project Manager: HRP, Projects Department
Construction Manager: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Special Projects
Landscape Architect: Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Principal Architects - Orangery Conservation: Donald Insall Associates
Architect - Orangery New Build: Liam O'Connor
Executive & Principal Architects - Orangery New Build: Purcell
Archaeologist: L-P: Archaeology

( photo captions )
- Left: Artists impression of the planned new garden
- Centre: Artists impression of the new building
Gardens of the Orangery Project image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
3. Gardens of the Orangery Project
behind the Orangery
- Right: Detail of brickwork and carving needing repair and cleaning on the Orangery
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 51° 30.353′ N, 0° 11.221′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bayswater Road and Kensington Palace Gardens, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England W8 4PU, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Victoria R (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Elfin Oak (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bomb Damage (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Victoria and Albert Museum (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Twelve Responses to Tragedy (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Sir Henry Cole (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Marble Arch (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Animals In War (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
 
Also see . . .  Kensington Palace Orangery Yard Project. (Submitted on February 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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