Originally opened in 1986, Stockley Park is a 60 hectare business estate located in west London close to Heathrow Airport and with excellent links to the M4 and M25. It is home to many multi-national companies, including Apple, Cannon, GlaxoSmithKline and Toshiba. The site is characterised by its open parkland setting, with wide tree-lined boulevards and open water bodies that are not only attractive features in their own right but also regulate the park’s water management system. Masterplanned in the mid-1980s by Arup, Stockley Park has won many planning and landscape awards over a number of years including the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Awards and is renowned for its high quality and expertly-maintained landscape.
Located in what is known locally as 'The Squareabout', The Set Café is one of the most recent additions to the business park, serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and fresh salads. Formed from a single repurposed shipping container, the modular building comprises natural cedar wood cladding to the exterior and also comes complete with an internal seating area. Furnitubes RailRoad planters and integrated seating was chosen to provide additional seating for customers who wish to sit outside the café, particularly in the summer months. Two RailRoad assemblies were supplied, each comprising a straight and curved bench module with a planter between. A honey coloured UV protective finish was also applied to help retain the timber colouring for a longer period of time. The units naturally coordinate with those of the container café, maintaining a cohesive look with the landscape of the park.