There are everyday jobs at Continental Landscapes, and then there are the extraordinary ones. Our Westminster depot undertook one of our more unusual restorations earlier this year following the BFI's London Film Festival.

Victoria Embankment Gardens, in the heart of London, was taken over and a temporary cinema, together with red carpet access for the stars, was constructed. The building covered much of the grass and planted borders of the park. It was Continental Landscapes job to restore the much loved park to its full glory.

Our Westminster staff cleared the affected area, prepared the ground, laid new turf, and replanted the borders. Londoners enjoying the Gardens this spring and summer would not have been able to tell the upheaval that had taken place.

The British Film Institute wanted a spectacular centrepiece for their 60th London Film Festival. To achieve this they built a 780 seat temporary cinema in Victoria Embankment Gardens, with full red carpet access for premieres and gala presentations. More than 22000 people attended events at the venue over the course of the festival. Fittingly they made a short film about the event.

Westminster Gardens Becomes A Cinema