Langtons Gardens Renovation Project

Borras Construction Ltd has been successfully appointed the principal contractor to undertake the restoration of Langtons Gardens.

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We would like to provide you with a brief introduction about the company.Borras is a St Albans based company which operates successfully in all areas within a 70 mile radius of our head office in St Albans. The company was founded by Rae Borras in the early 1980’s and has grown into a successful business, generating a turnover nearing £50 million per annum.

We operate in all sectors of the construction industry from health through to education, affordable housing and specialised works. Borras has completed two park restoration schemes for the London Borough of Havering at Raphael Park and Central Park, both in Romford. These two schemes were completed on time and to budget. Work on Langtons House started with our mobilisation mid-May and is scheduled to complete at the end of May 2016.

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Lake restoration

We begin the restoration of the lake in early July. The works involves the bank stabilisation and enhancing the natural beauty the lake and surroundings. We intend to screen off the areas as the work is progressing and to facilitate access to our work on the lake, we will be closing public access to the gardens in Keswick Avenue from the end of June. Alternative access will be provided into the gardens and you will be informed of this nearer the time.

Refurbishment of Grade 2 listed walls and the formation of new openings into the gardens

Borras have appointed skilled craftsmen to restore the Grade Il listed boundary walls and the restoration of the walls, this will involve visits by Historic England, who are on hand to ensure the work is carried out correctly and to the very highest standards.

New car park and driveway

We will construct a new car park adjacent to the staff buildings and behind the new café next to the stable block.

New greenhouse, restoration to orangery and bathhouse

A new green house is to be provided and the orangery is to have a new glazed roof which includes ventilation. The bathhouse is to be fully restored. New toilet block and café

The demolition of the old corrugated iron sheds will make space for a new toilet block. There is to be a new café built in front of the stable block, for use by members of the public when visiting the gardens.

New pathways

Extensive new paths are to be laid in Fielders Field, which will provide additional access around the field and the existing paths in the gardens are to be re-laid.


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Published on: 22 June 2015