A new state-of-the art campus at Fareham College has opened on Daedulus airfield at Lee-on-the Solent that required just the right amount of plants to compliment but not crowd the clean architectural lines.
For the vast concourse in the distinctive CEMAST (Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Advanced Skills Training), Urban Planters Southampton opted for three 4.5-metre-high Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’ trees in stainless steel containers to sit along the edge of the space.
Plants have also been proven to improve concentration, creative thinking and productivity, so hopefully these new trees will help to nurture future talent!
As Peter Marsh, Deputy Principal of Fareham College puts it:
“The CEMAST concourse is a very special place. I am delighted with our choice of plant: the three new specimens installed complement the architecture beautifully and add just the right degree of softening to this space without overwhelming it in any sense. Thank you for your guidance; we’ve just made a great space even more spectacular!”