London South Bank University
A small and aesthetically pleasing project of introducing bespoke built planters to the London South Bank University Campus entrance; accessed via a courtyard which previously was being used as a car park area. The key to this project was the design of the planters and trees and how they would ‘break up’ the hard look of the court yard which was looked on from the surrounding the buildings.
The client having approved our design which incorporated iroko wood cladding, we sourced the Amelanchier lamarkii trees, and assembled the planters at our Four Elms Nursery in Kent and then transported both the planters and trees to their installation location in Southwark.
The project was on a very tight timeline and was carried out with restricted access to the location as it was a ‘live active site’. Managed by our crane co-ordinator and qualified banksman, we completed the seamless installation within a day, including two bespoke fabricated planters to accommodate the site’s specific gradient.
Bevis Marks Planters
These planters were produced with Cumaru hardwork slatted timber which were set into a stainless steel comb frame and attached to block work. Some of the planters blockwork had space inside allowing for a stainless steel irrigation tank which could be accessed by a hinge mechanisim attached to the hardework.