We are proud to continue our existing relationship with Westfield Shopping Towns Limited with our continual supply of planting to the shopping centre in Stratford, London.
We were heavily involved in designing how planting could be incorporated into the new centre, which led to a final planting scheme to both the internal and external areas of the centre.
Among the many ideas we had for the scheme, we developed and introduced a ‘barcode theme’ to the large external planted beds.
The main circulation areas and the Stratford International Train Station were also softened with one-metre square containers and similar sized Portuguese laurels, creating two-metre high displays.
For the opening of the centre we installed 50 live orchid displays, which were positioned throughout the common areas.
Then, as preparations began for the Olympics, Urban Planters London East was busy creating planting schemes for visitors on their way to the games to enjoy.
This included revamping the existing planting with fresh specimens and containers positioned along one of the main walkways to the Olympics.
Since the site opened in September 2011, our London East branch had installed over 1,000 plants throughout the shopping centre. And to prepare for the dramatic increase in visitors walking through the centre on their way to the games, we worked closely with Westfield carrying out test runs along the main walkways to ensure the position of the planting didn’t interfere with the flow of people.