Urban regeneration business Dransfield are housed in a striking building with strong industrial features in Sheffield.
After seeing Urban Planters Derbyshire’s use of plants to transform clothing company Regatta’s outdoors-themed offices (see UrbanUpdate 32), Dransfield asked Urban Planters to select planting which would contrast the exposed brick, timber and steel of their offices, softening and brightening the industrial backdrop.
The vast spaces throughout the building lent themselves to large plants, so Ficus Columnar trees were selected to create a central feature.
Dransfield had liked a certain shape of tree when they selected the species, so Urban Planters worked closely with suppliers Nieuwkoop over a seven-month period to ensure the trees were carefully shaped and pruned to achieve the perfect form.
Elsewhere in the building, a replica bun moss wall covers a large arch, framing the view with a vibrant, textured green and the soft fronds of the Raphis palms offset the exposed brick walls.