Southbank Place SE1
We are about to commence hard & soft landscaping work on the public realm area and on three roof terraces at Southbank Place which is the redevelopment of the Shell Centre, York Road, London, SE1. This new vibrant quarter is adjacent to Westminster and next to the London Eye. The developers, Braeburn Estates Limited Partnership are adding to the diversity of the public realm on the South Bank and the capital and are creating an elegant landscape and roof terraces for the residential properties being built.
The roof terraces will support a number of bespoke planters which are being constructed at our Four Elms Nursery in Kent. These mild steel power coated black planters, 17 in number, will hold over 122m3 of panting material and will incorporate benches and storage, and cladded in air dried FSC 100% Cumaru timber. The planters will contain a range of shrubs and herbaceous plants, the palette being designed by Townshend Landscape Architects.
We are proactive throughout a project lifecycle which includes input into design development, value engineering, delivery logistics and programming aspects. For this project there are specific designs for the planters and we have prepared mock-ups down out our nursery in Kent for the client’s approval.
The complexity associated with any installation of roof structures, especially in central London, requires meticulous planning and careful programming of deliveries. Lift time can also be in high demand by all trades working on a scheme, so coordination and micro managing every aspect ensures not only the safety of our operatives but also ensuring completion of works on time and within budget. In the coming months we will share with you the challenges of installing a roof garden in one of the by areas of London.