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  • Outdoor Design: Corten steel framework and water feature - RHS Chelsea
    Corten steel framework and water feature - RHS Chelsea
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke corten steelwork, including elevated decking, a water feature and edging for the Family Monster Garden, RHS Chelsea garden 2019. The project included the technical challenge of raising the level of the garden and...
  • Outdoor Design: Bespoke steel frames for stone-clad planters in Mayfair
    Bespoke steel frames for stone-clad planters in Mayfair
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke metal frames for stone-clad outdoor planters were commissioned for the mews area within Clarges, a 'super prime' residential and commercial development in London’s Mayfair. Outdoor Design also designed and made the...
  • DP Structures: Wrought iron steel grilles for Rivington Pike gardens
    Wrought iron steel grilles for Rivington Pike gardens
    DP Structures
    DP Structures was commissioned to create the wrought iron steel grilles for a £multi-million regeneration project to refurbish the Lost Gardens of Rivington Pike, near Bolton. The garden was developed in the 19th century by...
  • DP Structures: Bespoke metal gates - St Catherine's Hospice, Leyland
    Bespoke metal gates - St Catherine's Hospice, Leyland
    DP Structures
    St Catherine’s Hospice opened its grounds to the public, as the first park to be developed in South Ribble for more than 40 years formally opened. St Catherine’s worked with South Ribble Borough Council and local Rotary...
  • IOTA: Entrance refurbishment for London hotel
    Entrance refurbishment for London hotel
    IOTA
    IOTA was contracted to deliver a new frontage to the Bedford Hotel on Southampton Row, London WC1, one of seven unique properties within the Imperial London Hotels portfolio. Working from a design concept supplied, IOTA’s...
  • Outdoor Design: Bespoke metalwork for Seedlip Garden, RHS Chelsea Gold
    Bespoke metalwork for Seedlip Garden, RHS Chelsea Gold
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke metalwork including aluminium tubing and stainless steel artwork was produced by Outdoor Design for The Seedlip Garden designed by Dr Catherine MacDonald. The 'Peavilion' with its green aluminium tubing façade was...
  • Outdoor Design: Metal wall, ABF The Soldiers Charity garden Chelsea 2014
    Metal wall, ABF The Soldiers Charity garden Chelsea 2014
    Outdoor Design
    To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, the ABF The Soldiers Charity show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 was both poignant and beautiful. Designed by Charlotte Rowe and built by Outdoor Options, this...
  • Outdoor Design: Bronze-effect suspended walkway system, London
    Bronze-effect suspended walkway system, London
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke suspended walkway system to conceal below-ground plant equipment at prestigious property, London. Landscape Associates provided an image of a cast bronze panel to use as a basis for the design from which Outdoor...
  • Outdoor Design: Laser-cut grilles - The Seedlip Garden, RHS Chelsea
    Laser-cut grilles - The Seedlip Garden, RHS Chelsea
    Outdoor Design
    Outdoor Design created a set of intricate steel grilles, laser-cut with designs inspired by garden peas, interspersed among conventional stepping stones in the Gold Medal-winning Seedlip Garden at RHS Chelsea in 2018. These...
  • Outdoor Design: Bespoke bronze fins, RHS Chelsea Best Show Garden 2016
    Bespoke bronze fins, RHS Chelsea Best Show Garden 2016
    Outdoor Design
    17 bespoke bronze fins from Outdoor Design, manufactured in various sizes, up to 3.5m high and 2.2m across, formed the centrepiece of designer Andy Sturgeon's Best Show Garden at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 3D...
  • Outdoor Design: The Poetry Lover's Garden
    The Poetry Lover's Garden
    Outdoor Design
    Outdoor Design provided three striking, modern metal pieces as part of Fiona Cadwallader's Silver Award-winning garden design at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The three pieces included a central water feature, chaise...
  • Outdoor Design: Laser-cut stainless steel portholes – Hampton Court
    Laser-cut stainless steel portholes – Hampton Court
    Outdoor Design
    The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace is a family playground, with turrets, battlements, mythical beasts and aerial walkways. Outdoor Design was commissioned by the Historic Royal Palaces, which operates the attraction,...
  • Factory Furniture: Stainless steel Globe chair
    Stainless steel Globe chair
    Factory Furniture
    We were approached by Diarmuid Gavin to produce a piece of feature furniturefor his National Lottery sponsored "Colourful Suburban Eden" installation at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show. The brief was to create an exterior...
  • DP Structures: Corten steel and brass sculptural tree - Bamber Bridge
    Corten steel and brass sculptural tree - Bamber Bridge
    DP Structures
    DP Structures was contracted to create a central feature for Bamber Bridge for South Ribble Borough Council as part of a major £3.35 million scheme of improvements. The 5.5m-high corten steel and brass tree sculpture refers...
  • Outdoor Design: Bespoke sculpture, bench and rill – RHS Chelsea garden
    Bespoke sculpture, bench and rill – RHS Chelsea garden
    Outdoor Design
    The L K Bennett garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was designed by Rachel de Thame and included sculpture, rill and a cantilevered bench. The products garden demonstrates Outdoor Design's craft, skill and problem solving...