Brompton Cemetery, London
Client: The Royal Parks
At Brompton Cemetery we worked with LDA Design and MRDA Architects to produce a comprehensive Conservation Plan for the landscape and buildings, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid by The Royal Parks. Brompton Cemetery is a one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’, a group of early Victorian cemeteries in London. It comprises a formal landscape with chapel, colonnades, catacombs, and grand entrance lodge, all listed Grade II*. The cemetery is also a Grade I Registered Park and Garden.
The Royal Parks are undertaking a project to conserve the cemetery buildings and landscape, as well as exploring options to enhance their appearance and the range of uses they accommodate. As part of this our team worked with them to develop suitable new facilities to enable the hosting of events, as well as a new visitor centre. The main part of our role was to undertake research into the historic development of the buildings, determine their significance, and advise on potential alterations, as well as devising policies for the site’s conservation and management. We also gave heritage advice on the location and character of the proposed new structures.