The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea contacted Benchmark Design to help provide a seating solution to a large area in Queensberry Way, Kensington, centred around a single tree. They did not want individual curved benches, as the idea was to keep a continuous curve around the raised concrete tree bed.
The obvious solution was to use a bench from the company's 007 range which can be curved to any radius and continued to any length, in this case it was just over 7 metres long.
Following this resolution they then decided to go with Benchmark's timber Shoreline range, with a powder-coated finish on the steel frame, enabling it to blend in with the surrounding street works and architecture.
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea were delighted with the proposed design and cost, and had funds left to add further benches. With the aim of matching the angle in the brickwork outside the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle School, the SL007 was kept on a straight angle, matching the block work.
The final outcome left a neat and tidy public area that will provide ample seating matched with timeless design.
- Dimension: outer radius 7.2m
- Finish: 316 stainless steel, iroko varnish
- Options: SL007 armrest, black powder-coated
- Embedment: below-surface embedment