Located in a unique setting between the Royal Docks and the River Thames, the Great Eastern Quays project is a high-profile residential development. Logic was proud to install planters and seating on innovative podium raised height communal gardens between the apartment blocks.
|Project||Great Eastern Quays|
|Location||Royal Docks, London|
|Client||Notting Hill Housing|
|Landscape Architect:||Allen Pyke Associates|
|Main Contractor:||Vistry Partnerships|
|Design / Product||Stapel Raised Planter Edging|
|Design / Product||Velox Rapid Edge|
|Photography:||Logic Manufactured Bespoke|
There are two areas of soft landscaping on the project. Firstly, on the podium communal gardens where planters help provide some privacy for residents. Secondly, in front of the buildings alongside the River Thames.
This meant that that the overall planter edge requirements for the project totalled more than 2000 linear metres. To install this large amount of edging was going to be too expensive. However, no one wanted to compromise the aesthetic of the planters by installing a lesser system and/or removing some of the edging. To have done this would have meant the new living spaces would have become less attractive to potential residents.
Thankfully for this scheme, it came at an ideal time when we were in early stages of development of the Velox planter edge system. This gave us a good opportunity to trial this new Velox planter edge design ahead of the official launch. The client was able to make a considerable cost saving and preserve the planter edge aesthetic envisaged by the landscape architect.
Our classic Stapel raised planter edge was chosen in a Corten finish. This versatile design meant that the Velox system could be used throughout the project. Also, the modular design meant producing and installing the planter edge at the numerous angles and heights was possible and contributed to a successful overall project.