Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South West England
British Land / Aviva
Macgregor Smith Landscape Architects / EVOLVE
Bespoke tree seats
Woodscape provided a range of durable hardwood seating and sculptural elements for a public realm enhancement project in the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath.
Four large circular tree seats were produced for Brunel Square, utilising a bronze finish skirt and durable hardwood slats with L-shaped backrest, providing seating space for a busy pedestrian area.
Additonal planter seats were designed to be movable to allow reworking of the area for various cultural events. The seat design with offset tree void was made up from a combination of timber slats and intricate bronze fretwork from Inspired Metal, with Woodscape bringing the necessary technical experience required to manufacture the seats in such a way that they could be relocated as needed, working alongside the team to ensure the perfect solution.
Custom metal tubular benches were produced to wrap around a series of artificial grass mounds.
An existing large Plane tree at the heart of the space was encircled by a circular hardwood tree seat with bronze fretwork text.
The space is finished off with lighting spilling out from within a striking bronze lantern sculpture.
The scheme has been a great success, with public use of the spaces in South Gate and in Brunel Square outside the main train station increasing dramatically.
“The furniture designs were all bespoke and required specific tailoring to meet the demands of the brief. Working with the right fabricators was key to achieving a successful end product and the teams at Woodscape and Inspired Metal were integral to this process. Their wealth of experience and ability to explore innovative design solutions enabled the team to progress through from concept designs, technical details and mock ups to ensure the optimum quality of product was achieved, which met the high expectations set for this prestigious project.”
– Tom Notley, Macgregor Smith, Lead Landscape Architects