The Horniman Museum – Refurbishment of the Victorian conservitory

The Horniman Museum has a beautiful Victorian conservatory which is currently used for holding events such as weddings and afternoon teas.

Built in 1894. the grade II listed Victorian Conservatory is a beautiful and elegant.

While standing in the terrace area you can view the award-winning gardens.


After Tendering the works Abbeymead Building carried a Value Engineering Exercise to reduce the contract value, Shorten the contract programme and reduce the environmental impact of the works.

By working Closely with our suppliers the lead in time was shortened to allow works to commenced and completed prior to pre-booked Wedding to be held in early April

Scope of works carried out by Abbeymead Building Ltd

  • Removal of the existing tiled floor and relay of the new Victorian Geometric floor tile on an overlay system of underfloor heating.
  • Underfloor heating and damp proofing
  • Perimeter floor trench carry services
  • Refurbishment of the existing doors
  • New traditional radiators
  • New boiler and plant intergrated to the museum BMS
  • Energy efficient LED lighting and feature Lighting
  • Fire detection ,Hearing Loop and WIFI
  • Electrical works integrated within the floor

The works were carried out with Minimal disturbance to the museum. The museum continued to operate around the Construction Site which required careful co-ordination of deliveries and collections.

The works were completed over an 8 week period in the spring of 2017