AKRI corten planters at new pedestrianised public space

Project details: 
Originally built in 1986, Dukes Court has formed part of a £77 million regeneration scheme in Woking, Surrey. The scheme was a substantial investment made by Woking Borough Council to sustain the long-term vitality of the town centre. The redevelopment included new signage and pedestrian routes, updated office space, a new restaurant and a living ‘green’ wall - aimed to improve air quality in the area.

Project challenges: 
Outside of Dukes Court a new pedestrianised public space was designed and required the creation of large wavey planting beds all in corten to sit either side of the entrance to the building. The planter had to adapt to the stairways, slopes and columns present in the final design, adding a lot of complexity to the required planter wall geometry.

Solution:
Our latest solution, AKRI steel retaining planters were best suited for this as they are flexible enough to allow for varying levels and can be manufactured in the desired style of corten to harmonise with the existing building facade. The AKRI planters were then welded on top with a return, to create an attractive wave look. The finished scheme has created a pleasant, open space for tenants and members of the public to enjoy.

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