Lancer Square, Kensington, London W8


A diverse selection of planters was supplied to Lancer Square in Kensington, showcasing the breadth of IOTA’s product offer and capabilities – which covers both extensive stock planter ranges, plus highly skilled bespoke design and manufacture.

Imposing Forum Conical 1000 planters >> create a sense of arrival at Lancer Square’s main Reception. Forum is made from top quality fibreglass [GRP] which is extremely robust and completely weatherproof; and its ‘Espresso’ colour is black with the faintest hint of brown, which blends particularly well here with the fretwork screen detailing at the main entrance.

Kyoto 70 planters >> from IOTA’s Boulevard range are showcased within the landscaped courtyard garden which lies at the heart of the development. Available as standard in RAL 7016 [Anthracite grey], the Kyoto planters at Lancer Square were custom-coloured to RAL 8022 [Black brown]. Boulevard is a range of large, sculptural planters, combining elegant design with a high performance fibre-reinforced cement [FRC] material.

Finally, the most significant element of IOTA’s brief was the design and fabrication of 4nr. large powder coated steel planters to surround and protect basement roof lights. These planters, up to 10m in length, were shaped to significant falls; and they were designed around obstacles, such as smoke vents, and to be integrated with LED underlighting. The planters were manufactured from 2.0mm thick Zintec Steel; and they were powder coated with a specialist product from Swiss paint manufacturer IGP [IGP-DURA xal 4201 in colour Schwarzbraun].

IOTA was commissioned by Maylim, who were appointed by principal contractor Mace on a remit which included the completion of the landscaped public courtyard and garden square, paved access routes, and other landscape works. The landscape architects for the scheme were Scape Design.

Lancer Square is a mixed-use development in Kensington, London, comprising office, retail and hospitality premises, plus thirty-six boutique apartments and penthouses, arranged around a landscaped public courtyard. The design, by architects Squire & Partners, is a contemporary interpretation of the architectural character typical of the Kensington Palace conservation area.

Sector Commercial
Sub-sector Offices & mixed-use developments
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2020
Contractor / Client Maylim Limited / Chesington Investments Limited
Consultant Squire & Partners / Scape Design

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