Woking Town Centre, Surrey GU21


IOTA was contracted to design, manufacture and supply five large steel planters, clad in granite, as part of streetscape improvements to Woking town centre.

The large tree planters [dims. L 1500 x W 1500 x H 900mm] were fabricated from 3mm thick Zintec Steel, polyester powder coated to RAL 9023 [Pearl dark grey], with a cladding of flame-brushed granite. The rims return outwards, to create a finished line for the granite cladding; and the vertical edges of the four corners are also capped with steel. IOTA’s design also includes a substantial internal framework of 50 x 50mm box section, plus the facility for the planters to be moved via fork lift. 

The planters were commissioned as part of a major highways upgrade to Church Street, and the town centre-side railway station approach. The Wanderer [a dishevelled man in a black coat and grey T-shirt standing outside the station] is one of five larger-than-life statues, located throughout the town centre, and the work of Woking-born sculptor Sean Henry.

Sector Public Sector
Sub-sector Public realm & streetscape
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2019
Contractor / Client Farrans Construction / Woking Borough Council

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