Tilbury Douglas (formerly Interserve), the main contractor on the £80m Mount Oswald development at Durham University offering accommodation for 1000 students, selected Langley Design to manufacture and install a wide range of street furniture products.
Enclosed cycle and bin stores were a key part of the project in providing a wide range of cycle parking and also bin storage for the site. By keeping these units consistent across the landscape it allows an incredible aesthetic across the site whilst providing purpose-built high-quality structures that will easily withstand the UK's challenging climate. A smaller open cycle shelter unit was also provided for visitors to enjoy.
Langley Design also manufactured a mixture of benching, some galvanised and powder-coated (with litter bins to match), and some grey granite plinth-mounted versions. The mixture in lengths adds to the project by allowing some individual reflection time on the smaller benches, and space for group activities and socialising on the larger ones.
The scheme includes precast concrete cubes and stainless steel removable bollards.
This project was shortlisted for Education Project of the year and has also been shortlisted at the Constructing Excellence North East awards in the Digital Construction and Offsite Project of the Year categories.
Interserve Construction has also been shortlisted as Contractor of the Year for its work on the project.