Berkeley Group – Royal Arsenal Riverside, London SE18


IOTA delivered a diverse range of large-scale landscape product solutions, for Berkeley Homes’ redevelopment of the historic Royal Arsenal site in Woolwich.

The Scope of Works was diverse, comprising free-standing and movable tree planters, fixed planting perimeters for shrubs, and large planters combined with integrated benching – 17nr. different elements in total, delivered to-site via 6nr. artic trailers, in a programme phased over 12 weeks.   

The scale of the elements was unusually large. The planting perimeters, for example, were all Height 750mm, with footprints up to L 17,480 x W 2410mm [i.e. with total perimeter lengths up to L 39,700mm]; and the planter / benches were of a similar scale, including substantial W 70 x H 50mm and W 50 x H 100mm Iroko FSC timbers.

The client’s quality expectation, and the specification level, were also unusually high. Elements were fabricated from 3.0mm or 4.0mm Steel, zinc primed and Polyester Powder Coated to RAL 7022 [Umbra grey]; using a durable, matte, textured paint formulation from Interpon / Akzo Nobel's D2525 Structura range.

IOTA was commissioned directly by Berkeley Homes, on the basis of Design, Manufacture and Supply, with Installation by Elite Landscapes. The landscape architect for the development was Philip Cave Associates

IOTA’s planters and planter / benches are located principally in Royal Carriage Square, and around the adjoining Officers’ House and Royal Carriage Factory buildings, on the historic Royal Arsenal site in Woolwich. Royal Carriage Square is the latest phase in Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal Riverside development; occupying prime location along the River Thames, and with exceptional transport connections via Crossrail, Thames Clipper Pier, plus National Rail and DLR.

Sector Commercial
Sub-sector Private Residential Public Realm & Streetscape
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2019
Contractor / Client Berkeley Homes (East Thames) Limited
Consultant Philip Cave Associates

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