People in glass houses … can weather the COVID-19 storm

The renovation of Scotland’s Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was a complex challenge even before a global pandemic changed everything, reports the UK’s Construction News.

The site’s £70m revamp, known as the Edinburgh Biomes project, features work on towering glasshouses set within 350-year-old gardens, where 13,500 plant species and more than three million specimens are conserved.

A seven-year construction project, which was originally due to start later this year, must simultaneously work as quickly as possible, minimise the risk of damage to thousands of plants, and take place while the garden remains open to the public so it is able to continue bringing in revenue.

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