University of Warwick
University of Warwick Project Details
Project Name: University of Warwick Materials Engineering Centre
Client: Kier Construction
Landscape Architect: ADP Birmingham
Completion Date: November 2018
Products Used: Ibox Seat, Ibox bench with timber toppers, Isolaurbana DTS Bench
ADP Architecture’s landscape team specified Artform Urban’s High Performance Concrete (HPC) benches for a new plaza space outside the WMG building at the University of Warwick. WMG (formerly known as Warwick Manufacturing Group) is an academic department at the University. It is a centre that provides research and education in STEM subjects: engineering, manufacturing and technology. It is the leading international role model for the successful collaboration between academia and the public and private sectors.
The client required a small selection of different seating designs that were in the same materials as a way to link the scheme together. They were attracted to the consistent surface of the High Performance Concrete material available with reconstituted Granite finish. Included with the integral and flush fitting timber toppers it provided a fresh and modern look. The two bench designs complement each other and the campus architecture.
Artform Urban were contracted to supply and install these large units, each weighing up to 1500kg. Our technical involvement in the project simplified the supply and installation process for the main contractor including the experience we have of handling and installing heavy concrete units, saving time when the products arrived on site.