Product / system manufacture
Stainless steel tree planters were commissioned for town centre improvements in Romford, the largest town centre within the London Borough of Havering in East London. These improvements form part of a wider scheme to upgrade public realm and highways in the centre of Romford, in advance of the arrival of Crossrail.
A total of 6 large tree planters were commissioned, measuring L 1500 x W 1500 x H 1500mm (external dimensions) and with a 75mm wide rim.
The planters were manufactured from 1.5mm thick 304 grade stainless steel, with a brushed finish, reinforced internally with vertical stiffeners. They were also supplied with L 1425 x W 1425 x H 1480mm sacrificial liners in 1.5mm thick galvanised steel, reinforced internally with stiffeners and cross-braces.
The base of the planters were fastened through with steel eye bolts, to assist in lifting during installation, and to subsequently serve as attachment points for a tree anchoring system.