Case Study Details:
Client: 160 Aldersgate Street - London
Originally built in the late 1980’s, Mitre House in Aldersgate Street, London underwent extensive reconstruction completed in 2017 by McLaren Construction. This, along with an entirely new façade and reconfigured interior, included the introduction of an open roof terrace that provides landscaped amenity space and uninterrupted views over London to the west.
Architects Fletcher Priest designed the terrace to reflect the vernacular architecture of this iconic business district, and in particular the nearby Roman-era London Wall.
To accomplish this style, Barton Willmore, landscape architect, specified a very structured look for the planting – a slightly raised planting bed surrounded by wood-effect resin trim to complement the decking used for the terrace.
What We Did
Aztec created a bespoke steel surround that would act both as a low retaining wall for the planting and a structural support for the decorative trim.
The bed was then planted with a variety of native flowering species to encourage biodiversity, and a stone planter on the ground floor, designed to be a visually striking feature of the refurbishment, was planted with a hedge of English Yew (taxus bacatta).
Testimonial from the Landscape Architecht:
“Aztec plants delivered a high quality installation at both street and roof level. They managed site logistics with the main contractor and engaged with the client monitoring team in the plant procurement and approval process. Ultimately Aztec delivered the soft landscape to a high standard thanks to the skill and care of their landscape technicians”
Associate Landscape, Barton Willmore
This landscaping complimented a distinctive looking building which was let to a sole occupant, a global legal firm. The terraces provide an enjoyable and refreshing area for staff to escape to during the working day which give stunning views over the city of London.