West Norwood Cemetery HLF Project

Client: : Lambeth Council Location: : Lambeth, London Value: : £6.7 million capital

West Norwood Cemetery was established in 1836, one of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries built over a 40 acre site and is notable for its monuments and mausolea. The cemetery contains over 60 Listed Buildings and Monument’s and is a Grade II* Registered Park and Garden.

HDD were appointed by Lambeth Council as Lead Consultant to prepare a Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund application. HDD have managed the following inputs:

  • appointing and coordinating a range of site investigation works;
  • coordinating a range of ecological and arboricultural surveys;
  • appointing and managing sub-consultants including architects, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers;
  • undertaking historic research and writing a comprehensive Conservation Plan, Maintenance and Management Plan and Funerary Plan;
  • preparing a capital works Cost Plan alongside, client appointed QS;
  • undertaking all landscape design work to RIBA Stage 3;
  • acting as Design Manger for all other design inputs to RIBA Stage 3;
  • managing a number of Planning and Listed Building Applications, and Faculty Applications;
  • working alongside Lambeth Council Activity and Interpretation Planners to assist with interpretation and activity planning and community consultation.

The proposed capital works scheme will include:

  • repair, conservation and extension of the existing cemetery lodge to provide visitor facilities alongside accommodation for the Council’s bereavement services staff;
  • extensive re-surfacing and drainage works throughout the cemetery;
  • repair and conservation of 16 Listed Buildings and Monuments currently on Heritage At Risk Register, including Augustus Ralli mortuary chapel;
  • repair and conservation to Listed boundary walls and railings, including creation of two new entrances into the cemetery.