Case Study Details:
Client: Chancery Lane, London
Set in the heart of London’s legal quarter, 28 Chancery Lane features an elegant Victorian façade, but enter the building and you find yourself in contemporary offices that now extend to three floors above the original construction. All these levels feature terraced gardens overlooking the buildings of the High Court, London.
When McLaren Construction was awarded the contract for this prestigious rebuild project, Jennifer Coe of Coe Design Landscape Architecture was commissioned to oversee the soft landscaping of the terraces.
Jennifer drew on Aztec Plants for their knowledge and experience to ensure the project was completed within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction.
What We Did
The project presented several challenges, not least that of securing curved edging to an inverted roof design, and the logistics of transporting 8 tonnes of steel and 23 tonnes of lightweight roof soil to the three terraces, mainly by way of the building’s goods lift.
Aztec sourced Corten weathering steel planters and edging, designed and fabricated to the architect’s bespoke specifications.
An automatic irrigation system was also installed to ensure regular automated watering without unsightly trailing hoses.
Planting included a variety of native species that complement the contemporary style of the hard landscaping to create a haven of natural calm above London’s bustling streets.
Aztec created a quality and detailed landscaping scheme which helped secure BREEAM points for the landlord. This was achieved on time and in budget, with close liaision with the main contractor, McLaren Construction.
Landscape terraces were a key selling point of this building and the property was fully let before completion to a sole occupier.