Neptunus Structures has signed a contract with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to design and build a new pavilion for Chelsea Flower Show 2018.
The RHS, organiser of the show, has submitted a planning application to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea seeking permission to build a new Great Pavilion as the centrepiece of next year’s show.
Neptunus managing director April Trasler told EN the company “is thrilled and delighted” that RHS has appointed Neptunus for this project.
Trasler (pictured) said the new exhibition space will resemble the famous Crystal Palace cast iron and glass structure that was built in London’s Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
“Subject to planning permission being granted by the local authority, visitors to next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will see the exhibits in an iconic new pavilion with much more natural light and a mezzanine level that will greatly enhance the viewing experience,” she said.
In previous years Neptunus has supplied the key hospitality facilities at Chelsea while also supplying the restaurant and hospitality structures for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
“We are tremendously honoured to be given the opportunity to further develop our relationship with the RHS,” Trasler added.
EN understands that the huge temporary structures at RHS’ Chelsea Flower Show have been delivered by De Boer in the past.
Founded 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business. The company operates from its head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria.
Editor’s note: Main photo Crowds visit the RHS Chelsea Flower show in London Tuesday May 23, 2017. © RHS
Credit RHS/ Luke MacGregor