Bespoke steel planters were commissioned for Three Snowhill – the final phase of the largest and most prestigious development in Birmingham's central business district.
The Scope of Works covered three elements:
2nr. H 3000mm sculptures – the ‘Feature Monoliths’
8nr. ‘Podium Level Planters’, integrated with recessed luminaire lighting, to form an outside meeting area next to the restaurant and metro line
23nr. large public realm planters – the ‘Queensway Planters’ – to form a green protected walkway between Three Snowhill and the extremely busy Queensway road system
The Queensway Planters, in particular, were a substantial undertaking – key metrics include:
Total Length of Planters: 55m
Supplied in 23nr. Sections, the largest L 2536 x W 1624mm
Avg Weight each Section: 460kg
HIAB Trailers to Supply: 8nr.
Installation Programme: 2 weeks
Massively constructed from 3.0mm, 4.0mm and 5.0mm steel, the Queensway Planters include internal sub-frames, strengthened floors, and lifting eyes, to enable safe lifting fully-loaded at a maximum weight of 6 tonnes [SWL tested and certificated].