Project Name: St Marks Student Village
Client: Bowmer & Kirkland
Products Used: Timber and Steel pergola, Greengate bench, Greengate Picnic Set, Greengate Seat, Deacon Cube, Stainless Steel Bollard, Removable stainless steel bollard, Sheffield cycle stand, Ascot dual litter/recycling bin.
Bailey Streetscene was appointed to provide a substantial external furniture package to a newly developed student village at the University of Lincoln. The £75 million scheme from Bowmer Kirkland will deliver 10 separate buildings containing almost 1400 student flats and is the first phase of a £150m revamp of the nearby St Marks retail park.
The student blocks have been positioned to create courtyards and alleyways of connected green space featuring an array of planted wildflower beds, colourful social seating and hangout spots.
A bold decision to powder coat the external furniture in a range of vibrant colours complements the light brick and golden building facades and elevates the space to create an inviting environment for the students.
Our popular Greengate range of seating and picnic sets have been supplied throughout the scheme in shades of yellow, green, and blue and clad with durable Sapele hardwood toppers. The units have been positioned to create large runs of social seating and dining areas with inclusive space for wheelchair access.
Greengate benches also sit under bespoke hardwood and powder coated steel pergola structures that create shaded serene nooks for hangouts and external study spaces. The Pergolas feature a new sturdy design with consistent lines to filter direct sunlight providing an ambient environment for residents.
Following the same theme as the Greengate seating range, newly developed timber and steel cubes are dotted around the area providing further seating.
Inspira planters border the main courtyard space, providing a substantial bed for natural colour from plants and flora and feature integrated seating overlooking the courtyard and a bespoke podium timber structure.
The podium bench is clad throughout with timber and features an asymmetrical and off-set design running parallel to the surrounding buildings forming an intriguing centrepiece within the space.
Final touches to the space include segregated waste and recycling units, cycle stands and Stainless steel bollards. The Ascot Dual Litter bins have separated refuse space to sort litter and also feature an ashtray stubbing plate at the top.
The stainless steel bollards provide security to this new public space allowing for residents to move within the space safely. Removable bollards are situated around the site to allow for access where require for maintenance.
Finally, stainless steel cycle stands are provided to support bicycle use within the area.
St Mark’s Student Village furthers our expertise and extended experience in the student accommodation sector and has allowed us to take a fresh approach to our most popular products with the addition of colour and high-quality materials.
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