Urban Planters’ National Accounts team, headed by Tom Palfreyman, helped Leeds Building Society to design a fresh new planting scheme for both its new offices in central Leeds, and also for all its new branches and branch refurbishments over the next three years.
Using containers painted to match the client’s exact requirements, in lime green, white and blue, Urban Planters selected a mixture of plants to suit different light levels, including the medium-light Dracaena fragrans ‘Rikki’ and Kentia palm and the high indirect light Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’.
There are 20 units installed on the Leeds office site, which also include replica Phalaenopsis orchids in the stair wells and lift lobbies, where there is no natural light.
The client Phil Plumridge (Maintenance & Operations Manager for Leeds Building Society) said: “Urban Planters has created a fantastic design based on bespoke containers in contemporary colours and coordinating plants, which give a subtle but elegant finish. They also had to take into account the limitations which would be incurred due to limited floor space and also having to be aware of the amount of customers and staff using the floor space at any given time”.
“Urban Planters even went the extra mile by arranging installation over a weekend to avoid any disruption to the normal working week”.
“We would highly recommend Urban Planters for their design, installation, planning and the service which we have received in abundance”.