15th January 2014
A comprehensive three year and £90 million University refurbishment was given the finishing touches with a imaginative contemporary planting scheme from Office Landscapes.
The newly transformed building has an ultra modern contemporary design, with clean uncluttered lines, lots of space and plenty of natural light from the glass vaulted roof. Working closely with the University's Estates team a planting scheme was designed to compliment the interior design of the new building. Bespoke brushed Stainless Steel containers were used throughout.
Tall circular Stainless Steel displays planted with striking plants were used to contrast with and soften the square pillars. Whilst stainless steel Cube displays were used around the bottom of the four main staircases, which as well as improving the visual aesthetics also serve as a safety barrier, keeping people away from the exposed underside of the stairs.
Some of the tall circular Pillar displays were planted with striking Beaucarnea Recurvata, Ficus Open Braided and Ficus Corkscrew - ball headed trees, whilst the Cubes were planted with specimen Sansiveria Laurentii.
To view Before & After pictures click here