Bushey Cemetery and Prayer Halls, London – Projects
- Community & Public
- Waugh Thistleton Architects
- United Synagogue
A new cemetery for United Synagogue situated within the heart of London’s Greenbelt in Bushey. The sensitive design has involved the collaboration of the architects Waugh Thistleton, landscape architects J&L Gibbons, United Synagogue and Elliott Wood acting as civil and structural engineers.
The project was delivered in two phases, the initial enabling works phase involved the installation of the major civil engineering and landscaping works; involving a series of swales, weirs and ponds to help maintain natural drainage on the site and provide new habitats for wildlife. The second phase was the construction of the prayer halls and associated buildings. These were constructed in loadbearing rammed earth walls and glulaminated timber roofs. Elliott Wood worked closely with the architects and rammed earth specialists to provide a robust solution that delivered the ambitious 7.0m high structures with simple, elegant detailing.