Glasshouse and Silk Route Garden at Woolbeding

Glasshouse and Silk Route Garden at The National Trust in Woolbeding, Sussex for Woolbeding Glasshouse Limited (as a legacy from The Monument Trust for Simon Sainsbury).

Our role - Project Managers for Woolbeding Glasshouse Limited.

Team - Heatherwick Studio, Eckersley O'Callaghan, Atelier Ten, Core Five, the Great Dixter Training Programme team, MRG Studio, Eadon Consulting, Light Bureau, Goddard Consulting, Savills Planning team, BECG, Davies Landscape Architects, Kirkwood McLean, Bellapart and R W Armstrong.

























Stuart Johnson is an outstanding capital project manager. This collaboration has covered the concept, design,technical design and building of the kinetic Glasshouse and Silk Route Gardens by Heatherwick Studio on behalf of the Woolbeding Charity. His astute foresight in contract preparation, his detailed knowledge of all aspects of construction projects, his firm but engaging relationship management, and his meticulous hold on every aspect of the project team's performance and delivery - especially across extreme challenges of the pandemic period - successfully mitigated the risk to a charity in creating a significant contribution to UK garden and design heritage with highly innovative engineering, bringing the whole project together successfully, under budget, and with a magnificient work of technical and artistic merit of which all involved can be proud. Stuart was essential to this success. We could not confidently have done without him.


Mark Woodruff, Trust Executive, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts


images courtesy of Hufton+Crow


Images courtesy of Heatherwick Studio