Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Year completed 2020
Project location London
Client Air Quality Brentford
Products used Corten steel planters; Boulevard Delta Round planter
 
 

Context

IOTA supplied planters to Air Quality Brentford, a voluntary group of Brentford residents, not only to improve the aesthetics of the Market Square in Brentford, but also to help improve the air quality locally.

The project is part of the group's #MakeBrentfordGreener campaign in association with London National Park City, and was made possible by funding from Hounslow Council.

Products supplied

1200 and 1800mm diameter corten steel cylindrical planters were commissioned with forklift channels so that they could be easily moved for access. To accommodate the gradient in some areas, planters also had adjustable feet. As a bright accent, and mirroring the cylinder shape, a Boulevard Delta Round planter custom-coloured to RAL 1003 Signal yellow was included.

The planters were delivered to a team of volunteers to plant up just as lockdown eased.

Outcome

A spokesperson from Air Quality Brentford said: "Huge thanks go out to all of the volunteers who helped on the day, there was an enormous amount of work involved and many hands really made the task lighter. One team of people filled cars and vans with 120 bags of soil sourced from a resident’s garden, plus over 100 plants, and another team unloaded everything at the Market Square end. With gardening gloves, trowels, sun cream and protective face masks at the ready, we were finally able to complete the community planting project for Brentford Market Square, two years after applying for funding".


Context

IOTA supplied planters to Air Quality Brentford, a voluntary group of Brentford residents, not only to improve the aesthetics of the Market Square in Brentford, but also to help improve the air quality locally.

The project is part of the group's #MakeBrentfordGreener campaign in association with London National Park City, and was made possible by funding from Hounslow Council.

Products supplied

1200 and 1800mm diameter corten steel cylindrical planters were commissioned with forklift channels so that they could be easily moved for access. To accommodate the gradient in some areas, planters also had adjustable feet. As a bright accent, and mirroring the cylinder shape, a Boulevard Delta Round planter custom-coloured to RAL 1003 Signal yellow was included.

The planters were delivered to a team of volunteers to plant up just as lockdown eased.

Outcome

A spokesperson from Air Quality Brentford said: "Huge thanks go out to all of the volunteers who helped on the day, there was an enormous amount of work involved and many hands really made the task lighter. One team of people filled cars and vans with 120 bags of soil sourced from a resident’s garden, plus over 100 plants, and another team unloaded everything at the Market Square end. With gardening gloves, trowels, sun cream and protective face masks at the ready, we were finally able to complete the community planting project for Brentford Market Square, two years after applying for funding".


 
 
 
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