Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
University of Birmingham
Campus seating, tables and planters
The University of Birmingham is in the middle of one of the most exciting and transformational campus redevelopments since its original completion in 1909. The current development, costing close to £500 million over a five-year period, is creating outstanding new facilities benefitting students, staff, visitors and the local community.
Part of this transformation is the landscaping of a rooftop courtyard located between the historic Aston Webb Great Hall and C block, which had been left neglected for many years.
The client’s objective was to create an informal landscaped area with planters that could accommodate small trees and seating grouped around tables, where students and staff could gather.
With this in mind, elements from Benchmark Design's Campus range were brought together in several combinations to achieve a relaxed and social area.
Large planters were produced in 6061 aluminium with a simple return edge and plinth-style base.
Matching benches were framed in the same aluminium with iroko FSC-approved timber slats.
The modular design of the Campus range gives the client / architect the flexibility to select and configure elements for specific landscape solutions or simply use as stand-alone items.
Campus communal tables provide a large surface area to congregate around, with four legs providing a stable platform. As with the benches, Campus tables can be manufactured to any size to fit specific needs.
The Campus range has been designed with the educational sector in mind, but its great flexibility and modern style makes it an ideal choice for many environments.