Royal Holloway University of London

Working with Geoffrey Osborne Limited and Plincke Landscape Architects, Broxap provided a unique seating system to be situated on the campus of Royal Holloway University of London.  The project order value totalled £60,000.

The seating was situated on Founder’s Square. This is a new landscaped pedestrian area which sits between the Grade I listed Founder’s Building and a new state-of-the-art Library and Student Services Centre, the Emily Wilding Davison Building. The library opened its doors on 13th September 2017, ready for the new term.

To fit the new landscaped area, and state-of-the-art Davison Building the architect was trying to achieve a minimal, floating seat style, with multifunctional use as a seat, bench or table.

Broxap manufactured and installed a suite of products linked by the materials of steel framed and timber slats, incorporating discreet light threaded through the seating framework. The products included freestanding, curved and wall mounted fixings.

Large linear Windsor Benches, which took centre stage in the square. The benches were 1490mm wide by 6064mm long, with a central backrest. These large Windsor Benches were complemented with a range of steel timber benches including curved Runneymede Benches and a Surrey Wall Top Bench which is just short of 20metres in length, and was fitted to an existing wall.

The contemporary timber style, with steel frames, complemented the modern surroundings perfectly.  The large seating space was designed to encourage students, staff and visitors to sit down, relax and socialise.

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