Artform Urban Furniture has provided its FGP range of street furniture for new library roof terrace at Edge Hill University. The innovative £26 million building contains the University’s Library, Careers and Student Services functions within its contemporary 8,000 square metre space.
Part of the design was the inclusion of a roof terrace which not only increased space but by adding in carefully thought out landscaping and furniture, encouraged its use. The FGP range was selected due to the co-ordinated design, including seating & litter bins. A key feature was the use of anodised aluminium frames used with the FGP range, which offers a tough and durable finish, due to it being through coloured and not painted.
Ian Clare, Senior Landscape Architect at Milieu Landscape Design said:"The FGP benches and bins provided the right style and quality for our development and suited the available budget. The GRP planters offered the unique splash of colour and simple style to the garden, adding the contrast to the planted areas.”
The project needed to be completed within the parameters of a tight budget, something which Artform were able to excel in. Ian continued:"The construction of the roof garden within a very tight budget was a challenge in all aspects, but the selection of the furniture and the support offered by Artform made this element very straightforward and a simple choice.”