University of London, Student Accommodation, London E15


IOTA delivered a complete programme of large-scale, bespoke steel planters for the development of the Duncan House student accommodation building, Stratford, London E15.

The Scope of Works comprised 33nr. individual planters, as follows:

  • 12nr. Tree Planters L 1475 x W 1475 x H 750mm
  •   5nr. Tree Planters L 2000 x W 2000 x H 1000mm
  •   2nr. Tree Planters L 3500 x W 1500 x H 750mm
  •   9nr. Shrub Planters L 5000 x W 1000 x H 500mm
  •   5nr. Shrub Planters L 2000 x W 1000 x H 500mm

The planters are installed at street level, in public realm, around the building; and in two communal roof gardens [as shown in the Image Gallery].

The Tree Planters were manufactured from 3.0mm Zintec Steel, and included standard tree planter features – namely: diagonal cross-braces, creating a large central void for tree root balls; 4nr. steel eye bolts in the base for tree anchor attachment; and including adjustable feet. The Shrub Planters were made from 2.0mm Zintec Steel, with most being of multi-section construction [see drawings in Image Gallery]. All planters were Polyester Powder Coated [PPC] on all surfaces to RAL 7001 [Silver grey].

IOTA was commissioned by the developer, The Watkin Jones Group, on the basis of Design, Manufacture, and Supply. The Watkin Jones Group is one of the UK’s leading developers of student accommodation, having developed more than 34,500 student units since 1999.

The 32-storey Duncan House building is owned by the University of London; and it is a student accommodation-led, mixed use development on Stratford High Street, offering 511 student bedrooms, 44 residential apartments, and 3,150 sq.m. of academic space. Associated amenities include underground car parking, level access courtyard, 404 cycle spaces, roof gardens, social space and a sky lounge.

Sector Commercial
Sub-sector Education Offices & mixed-use developments
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2019
Contractor / Client The Watkin Jones Group / University of London
Consultant TPM Landscape Ltd.

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