IOTA delivered a range of landscape product solutions for the courtyard garden redevelopment of the Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, London.
- Curved timber seating edge to roof garden
- Waved timber seating edge to roof garden
- Straight powder-coated steel and timber benches of varying lengths
- Solid timber stools
- Powder-coated steel planters, movable via integrated castors
The client’s quality expectation, the specification level, and the design complexity were all unusually high. All metal and timber works were conducted in-house by IOTA, and the waved timber seating in particular required very precise CAD modelling and machining. Cumaru was the specified timber, but the budget was insufficient so, to reduce cost, oak was used, stained to match a cumaru sample supplied. 2 coats of stain, followed by 2 coats of UV-resistant lacquer were applied, to guarantee a minimum 10-year colour-fast life for the timber, before it will need to be stripped and retreated.
The installation was complex, requiring a significant amount of on-site assembly and modification to ensure effective integration of the curved and waved timber seating with preceding works.