Long & Waterson Apartments, Shoreditch, London E2


IOTA delivered super-sized and complex bespoke steel planters for the extensive community gardens at Long & Waterson Apartments, Shoreditch, London E2.

The scheme by Alexandra Steed URBAN comprised 11nr. extremely large planters [the largest Length 24620mm], each multi-sectioned and of complex form and geometry.

The scale of the individual planters, and the ambition of the planting, required extensive design detailing to accommodate drainage, irrigation, and also the root balls of substantial trees. The overall scale of the project also posed scheduling and logistical challenges; and planters were delivered to-site in a pre-specified order, via 7nr. artic trailers, in a programme phased over 8 weeks. The planters were fabricated from 2.0mm Zintec Steel, Polyester Powder Coated to RAL 9007 [Grey aluminium].

IOTA’s planters were commissioned by landscape contractors LDC, on the basis of Design, Manufacture and Supply.

Long & Waterson Apartments is a development of 119 re-imagined lofts, new-build apartments and penthouses, which have been designed to capture and celebrate the unique aesthetic of Shoreditch in London.

The Long Street Building is a collection of apartments that have been renovated to reflect the artisanal heritage of the area, and the new build Waterson Building apartments embody their modern architectural surroundings. At the heart of the development is 1400 sq m of extensively landscaped community gardens, designed by Alexandra Steed URBAN.

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