|Project||Hammersmith Palais Courtyard|
|Specification||Commissioned by Morgan Sindall to fabricate a 19m sleeper planter and fit and supply over 50 planters throughout the courtyard|
TaylorMade Commercial were commissioned by Morgan Sindall for the Hammersmith Palais project early in 2014. They wanted to include commercial planters in the finished touches to their project. We worked extremely closely with the team to design and create this unique and ultra-modern looking courtyard for the newly developed student accommodation. The 19 metre planter with seating to the front was constructed from heavy-duty sleepers then clad with 4×1 planned boards. We also supplied over 50 commercial planters as seen adjacent from the 19 metre planter, along with benches with internal lighting. All of the above products were painted with 3 coats of SadolinSuperdec Opaque wood protection in battleship grey, which finished them off perfectly.
As this project was intended for student accommodation, we felt the need to design our commercial planters with this in mind. We went for a clean looking minimalist feel, using a dark finish on the planters which worked really well. The chunky pieces of wood used in the sleeper planter looks really contemporary, and we feel that we achieved our aim of creating pieces that blended really well with the aesthetics of the building.
This project also contained pieces that were really large, so the precision of our measurements was of even greater importance. The sleeper planter was a hefty 19 metres long, but our expertise allowed us to complete this piece with relative ease. It is a credit to our designers that the execution of this piece ran extremely smoothly. We feel that this project required both high levels of precision and a significant nod towards the aesthetics of the building. We were very satisfied with the end results, and feel confident in the fact that we achieved both of these things.
• Over 250 pressure treated sleepers used
• In the region of 1000m of 95 x 45mm treated cladding used
• High grade 300micron eco dpm liner used
• All shown fixings are stainless steel
• Designed and built by our team of specialists
• Over 50 Blok planters were built and painted for this project
• All completed within 3 weeks