University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15


Bespoke tree planters were commissioned for the new Collaborative Teaching Laboratory facility at the University of Birmingham.

The planters were fabricated from 3.0mm Zintec Steel, zinc primed and Polyester Powder Coated to RAL 7016 [Anthracite grey]; using a durable, matte, textured paint formulation from Interpon / Akzo Nobel's D2525 Structura range. The 10nr. planters of dims. L 1700 x W 1700 x H 1000mm were designed to accommodate large trees; and included steel eye bolts in the base for root ball anchor attachment, plus thermal insulation to all internal faces.

IOTA’s planters were commissioned by principal contractors Morgan Sindell, on the basis of Design, Manufacture and Supply.

Opened to students in October 2018, the University of Birmingham’s Collaborative Teaching Laboratory [CTL] facility brings together practical teaching activities across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. The new purpose-built facility incorporates a wet lab, dry lab and e-lab, and is located between the Learning Centre and the Biosciences Building. This project represented an investment of over £40 million in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at the University.

Sector Public Sector
Sub-sector Education
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2018
Contractor / Client Morgan Sindell / University of Birmingham

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