Large Planters | Bermondsey, South East London
The green credentials of two new apartment buildings in London were substantially enhanced with large planters constructed on the external mezzanine walkways. Traditional soil would have created structural weight concerns so contractor Ground Construction Limited of St Albans, Hertfordshire selected the lightweight advantages of Leca® LWA as the growing medium for these attractive features.
The high volume, low weight attributes of Leca® LWA significantly reduced the weight loading on the deck structure. The horticultural benefits of the material resulted in the establishment of a fine display of environmental greenery on the site for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
“Leca® LWA proved a very happy solution for our planterproject at Bermondsey,” reported Sean Conroy, Buyer for Ground Construction Limited. “There was no heavy handling, no spillage during the load up and no dust blowing around so the site was clean by comparison with traditional soil
fill and the transportation of it. We had fitted a watering system into the planter before we loaded the Leca® LWA and the plants will be putting on a great show this season.”
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