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Case Study – HSBC: Sheffield – Urban Planters Derbyshire

on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. Posted in News

Congratulations to Urban Planters Derbyshire for their Gold Leaf Award for their Design & Installation at HSBC Sheffield.

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General information

RECEPTION AREA
A vast statement wall packs a visual punch as people enter the building.

Making full use of the towering wall, we planted two living walls featuring various textures and colours of foliage to draw the eye upwards.

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Underneath, preserved moss was carefully positioned amongst the tiling to create the effect of
planting growing through the walls.

On the welcome desk itself, we installed a bespoke integrated planter, designed with a local joinery business, which boasts a mixture of live planting.

In the stairwell, a mixture of artificial green walls along the side of the stairs and suspended plants soften the open space.

OFFICE FLOORS
Each floor has a single specimen of plant throughout the level and a single colour of planter. This serves to orientate people moving from floor to floor and gives each level its own look and feel.

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BREAKOUT AREA & MEETING BOOTHS
Working with a local steel company, we designed lettering frames which we filled with preserved moss to decorate the walls of the staff breakout area.

This adds character and brightness to the space and breaks up long stretches of white wall, too.

In meeting booths, we used trailing artificial plants overhead to soften the look and increase the sense of privacy.

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OUTDOOR TERRACE
This space boasts sweeping views over Sheffield which can be enjoyed while protected from the worst of the elements by encompassing glass screens. The planting here has different character, with angular, geometric planters contrasting with soft foliage.

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Installation
Reception Area - Living wall (Plants at bottom of BQ)
2 x Wall Frames - W1410 x H3030
Gsky Trays - 8 pot trays & 2 pot trays
Hunter Irrigation system and pipe work
Wall membrane
4SCAUHA05 - Scindapsus (epipremnum) aureum 10/tray 12x25 (137No)
4CHLEHA01 - Chlorophytum lemon 6/tray 12x35 (165No)
4BEGIBP08 - Begonia rex ica 6/tray 12x20 (44No)
4DRTOKO12 - Dracaena tornado 8/tray 12x23 (63No)
4AGMABP10 - Aglaonema maria 12x35 (31No)

Reception Area – 2m2 Living wall Preserved moss
7HILRM010 - Reindeer moss spring green - box 0.5m2
Glue - stick all

Reception Area - Living wall Preserved moss around TV
7HILRM010 - Reindeer moss spring green - box 0.5m2
Glue - stick all

Reception Area - Inbuilt planter
GRP liner measuring L1240mm x W140mm x H145mm.
4CHCOHA04 - Chlorophytum ocean 12x25
4CHELBP12 - Chamaedorea elegans 12x45
4RHCAKK15 -Rhipsalis cassutha 12x20
4SCAUHA05 - Scindapsus aureum 12x25

Level 20, 30 & 40 Replica Walls
TL2381 - Replica green wall panels UV/FR

Level 20 Planting
G-PT40/80 Tower Planter (White)
Lechuza Liner for the above
A00046847 - Ficus benjamina double spiral 30x140

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Level 20 Planting - Office Area
6LECKU460 - Lechuza Cubico Espresso 40x75 all inc set
4DRDOVT10 - Dracaena Dorado branched multi 30x140
6LECRL287 - Lechuza Classico Espresso 28x26 all inc set
4DRDOVT10 - Dracaena Dorado branched multi 30x140
4DRDO3S10 - Dracaena dorado touffe 21x95

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Level 30 Planting - Office Area
6LECKU475 - Lechuza Cubico Silver 40x75 all inc set
4HOFOTU20 - Kentia Palm 27x150 - 10pp

Level 40 Planting - Office Area
6LECKU465 - Lechuza Cubico Red 40x75 all inc set
4CLROTU10 - Clusia rosea 35x120

Level 50 Planting - Office Area
6LECKU470 - Lechuza Cubico White 40x75 all inc set
4SAENTU30 - Sansevieria enjoy 5-6pp 35x90

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Level 50 Restaurant Seating Booth - Type 1 (2No)
Claire pot grey 27x24
TL9494 Fern hanging green FR
Claire pot grey 13x14
TL9502 Plants base twiggy green UV FR
Claire pot grey 33x29
TL1522 Evergreen hanging leaves FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL1545 Plants base fern leather UV FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL9501 Grass mix with white FR

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UNIT 2
Claire pot grey 27x24
TL9494 Fern hanging green FR
TL9494 Fern hanging green FR
Claire pot grey 13x14
TL9502 Plants base twiggy green UV FR
Claire pot grey 33x29
TL1522 Evergreen hanging leaves FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL1545 Plants base fern leather UV FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL9501 Grass mix with white FR

Level 50 Restaurant Seating Booth - Type 2 (1No)
Claire pot grey 27x24
TL9494 Fern hanging green FR
Claire pot grey 13x14
TL9502 Plants base twiggy green UV FR
Claire pot grey 33x29
TL1522 Evergreen hanging leaves FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL1545 Plants base fern leather UV FR
Claire pot grey 17x15
TL9501 Grass mix with white FR

Level 50 Restaurant Moss Signage
Steel letters
Steel trim
Labour to construct
7HILRM010 - Reindeer moss spring green - box 0.5m2
Glue - stick all (£4.00 per tune / 4 tubes per m2)

Level 50 Terrace Area
Adan Head Planter 960x700x1000
Adan Head Planter 680x490x700
Phormium Tenax 20litre - height 100-125cm
Phormium Tenax 15litre - height 60-80cm
Marquis Planters 800x1000
5PHAUMS16 - Phyllostachys aurea multi stem 28x170
Vinca major 2litre pot (8 per pot)
Bones Planters 340x410x2000
Tl7586 - I&T Feather Fern Burg/Gr Trails
Faz Planters 1200x400x800
Phormium Purperea 10litre 60-80cm
Heuchra palace purple 2litre
Sedum Autumn Joy 2litre

Level 20 Suspended Planters
Recycled Sky Planter W140 x H190
Carriage costs from suppliers
TL1544 plants base fern leather 36cm UVFR
TL9503 Grass Mix with Purple FY 44cm FR

Comments
The world of office planting is a many-varied thing these days: we can select from a vast range of specimens and containers to up the biophilic feel around your indoor space.

Our recent scheme at HSBC’s new, purpose-built offices at Grosvenor House in Sheffield is so wide-ranging in its scope, you could almost call it a catalogue of what we offer in the way of interior planting, from free-standing live displays, bespoke planters, artificial plants to all sizes of living and artificial green walls.

My teams’ scheme is a perfect example of what is possible with office plants. While there is a great deal of variety in the planting used here, we have worked hard to ensure that there is a cohesive feel to the scheme, and that it ties in with the different design features around the building.

The design includes various nods to the natural world, using grass-like carpets and planting motifs on the walls to enhance the overall biophilic feel throughout the building.

The architects needed no convincing that weaving natural elements into the building design was an important factor, they already knew the benefits of providing a connection to nature in the workplace and were keen to work with us to ensure there was plenty of planting throughout the building to enhance wellbeing and productivity.