Urban Planters supply all of international law firms Eversheds Sutherland’s nine UK sites with all internal and external planting as well as Christmas services. The design for all buildings is based on the award-winning scheme which Urban Planters installed into the Birmingham office of Eversheds Sutherland back in 2008.
Tina Thompson from Eversheds stated that the scheme designs for each location have ensured Eversheds Sutherland maintain a brand identity across its portfolio.
It also allows us to maximise cost savings increasing the efficiency and the quality of service, whilst meeting our sustainable procurement objectives,” she added. “Having one service provider with local offices offers the support Eversheds Sutherland values, with a major focus on environmental impact and our carbon footprint, due to short journey times from Urban Planters’ local offices to each of our locations.
Tina Thompson – Eversheds Sutherland
We also won a gold award from eFIG in 2012 for our planting at Eversheds Sutherland’s exclusive London offices. We were tasked with replacing some old and tired planting from a previous supplier in the glass cabinets in the restaurant. The client wanted something completely different, so it was decided that live planting would be too restricted and instead Urban Planters thought out of the box on what could be achieved.
We decided to create and fill some of the cabinets with large picture frames then fill the frames with preserved plants and flowers, to give the impression of framed art.
In a few of the other cabinets, hanging sculptures with fine bone white china lilies were created, using three different styles of lily. To add to the effect, Urban Planters installed preserved and replica planting underneath the hanging lily to add to the tension and balance of piece. The client was amazed and seriously impressed with the final outcome.
At Eversheds Sutherland’s Nottingham site, employees can also literally eat the wall in the building’s courtyard, thanks to an innovative sustainable project by Urban Planters.
The wall is made up of a range of herbs, selected in consultation with and used by the company’s on-site restaurant, and is watered using a rooftop irrigation system which harvests rainwater.
Eversheds Sutherland takes its environmental credentials seriously and it has been working with Urban Planters for some time to explore ways of using plants help it to run its offices more sustainably.