Sector Education
Project type New build
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Year completed Aug 2018
Project location North West England
Contract value (£) £27,000
Client Edge Hill University
Consultant Architect: Milieu Landscape Design
Contractor John Turner & Sons
Products used FGP seats, benches and bins; bespoke GRP planters; Cube stone planters
 
 

Context

The innovative £26 million building at Edge Hill University, named Catalyst, contains the University’s Library, Careers and Student Services functions within its contemporary 8,000 square metre space.

Part of the design was the inclusion of a roof terrace which not only increased space but by adding in carefully thought out landscaping and furniture, encouraged its use.

Work undertaken

During the two year consultation period, numerous options for outdoor furniture were discussed with the Milieu design team and the end client, with the final palette agreed, based upon a mixture of design, cost and flexibility. Artform Urban's FGP range was selected due to the co-ordinated design, including seating and litter bins. A key feature was the use of anodised aluminium frames used with the FGP range, which offers a tough and durable finish, due to it being through-coloured and not painted.

Outcome

The design of the roof terrace planting will greatly assist in the promotion of biodiversity within the green campus and offers significant views of the surrounding countryside.

Comments from Ian Clare, Senior Landscape Architect - Milieu Landscape Design

"It is important for Milieu Landscape Design to build trusted relationships and as a local supplier, Artform produce and supply quality, stylish and affordable products which are linked with the style and character of the project and client’s aspirations." 

“The FGP benches and bins provided the right style and quality for our development and suited the available budget. The GRP planters offered the unique splash of colour and simple style to the garden, adding the contrast to the planted areas.”

“The construction of the roof garden within a very tight budget was a challenge in all aspects, but the selection of the furniture and the support offered by Artform made this element very straightforward and a simple choice.”


Context

The innovative £26 million building at Edge Hill University, named Catalyst, contains the University’s Library, Careers and Student Services functions within its contemporary 8,000 square metre space.

Part of the design was the inclusion of a roof terrace which not only increased space but by adding in carefully thought out landscaping and furniture, encouraged its use.

Work undertaken

During the two year consultation period, numerous options for outdoor furniture were discussed with the Milieu design team and the end client, with the final palette agreed, based upon a mixture of design, cost and flexibility. Artform Urban's FGP range was selected due to the co-ordinated design, including seating and litter bins. A key feature was the use of anodised aluminium frames used with the FGP range, which offers a tough and durable finish, due to it being through-coloured and not painted.

Outcome

The design of the roof terrace planting will greatly assist in the promotion of biodiversity within the green campus and offers significant views of the surrounding countryside.

Comments from Ian Clare, Senior Landscape Architect - Milieu Landscape Design

"It is important for Milieu Landscape Design to build trusted relationships and as a local supplier, Artform produce and supply quality, stylish and affordable products which are linked with the style and character of the project and client’s aspirations." 

“The FGP benches and bins provided the right style and quality for our development and suited the available budget. The GRP planters offered the unique splash of colour and simple style to the garden, adding the contrast to the planted areas.”

“The construction of the roof garden within a very tight budget was a challenge in all aspects, but the selection of the furniture and the support offered by Artform made this element very straightforward and a simple choice.”


 
 
 
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