Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
North West England
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Renaker Build Ltd on behalf of AQ Investments Limited; Landscape Architect - TPM Landscape
Loop; Loop Line; Loop Corner; Loop Picnic; HopOp 500; bespoke llanters
Artform was asked to provide external seating, tables and planters for two roof terraces at Anaconda Cut in Manchester, also known as 100 Greengate. This 44-storey apartment building, situated next to the River Irwell, it is currently the tallest building in Manchester and contains 349 luxury apartments, a gym, concierge and two landscaped gardens. It has a communal roof terrace and sky lounge, both boasting panoramic views across the cityscape,
Artform was asked to provide external seating, tables & planters for two roof terraces from its Loop collection.
Katy Hayhoe, Director of TPM Landscape said: "The furniture was selected for its alternative style to conventional street furniture, with bright bold colour and interesting design shapes. The shapes have helped us as designers to create informal roof terrace landscapes where residents can sit within a playful environment."
A key factor in the design discussion was the end client’s concerns regarding the use of timber products for a variety of reasons, including maintenance resulting in alternative materials being sourced.
One of the key benefits of the Loop range of products is that they don't need to be permanently fixed down and can also be filled with either sand or in this instance water, adding ballast weight, taking a product with an initial weight of 37kg to in excess of 250kg.
Other challenges included co-ordinating with the client during delivery, to ensure access systems were still in place to offload on the 14th floor roof terrace.
"Artform Urban have a wide range of street furniture within their ranges of furniture which offer a specifier choice on style and cost. They are a reputable company with a good customer service, offering helpful advice."
– Katy Hayhoe, Director of TPM Landscape