Environmental Street Furniture recently supplied Nano Nagle Place, Cork, home of the South Presentation Sisters’ Convent with street furniture following the recent multi-million-euro redevelopment, with the walled city centre site set to host a heritage centre, exhibitions, an archive, educational and charity facilities, and a garden. ESF supplied individual Limpido seats from their Signature collection, which have then been installed throughout the furniture contemplative garden. The seats were supplied in two colours, red and yellow, which add to the visual appeal of the gardens blending with the surrounding foliage. Project details; Architect: JCA Architects
Belfast is charged up with the installation of new solar powered ‘street charge’ units within the grounds of the City Hall. Provided by local firm Environmental Street Furniture (ESF), the two street charge units will enable the public to recharge their mobile phones, tablets and other electrical devices by USB connection if they’re running low while out and about. Following on from installations at events and venues throughout Europe, including here in Belfast during the Giro D’Italia in 2014, ESF is confident that by partnering with Belfast City Council the units will be a welcome addition to the city centre. Alan Lowry, managing director ESF said; “We are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase the street charge units at Belfast City Hall. The concept is simple in that it uses sustainable solar power to charge electrical devices and by placing the units in such an accessible and popular space, we envisage that they will be readily used by members of the public. “We have secured distribution of the street charge units across Europe through an agreement with the New York based designers and in addition to our new installation at Belfast City Hall, we have installed similar units in Prague, Barcelona and Milan. “It is great to now see the units in Belfast, the city is certainly keeping up with cities across Europe. The street charge units are also designed to complement free Wi-Fi which is provided by Belfast City Council in public areas as part of its Smart Cities programme. We are confident that the units will prove a popular facility to keep our modern technology in operation while using environmentally-conscious power.” The street charge units are currently a temporary installation and will be available for public use during the City Hall’s opening hours. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston commented; “We are committed to sourcing and providing new accessible technology for all to use. The street charge units fall into the Council’s ongoing super connected Belfast scheme which, in addition to providing free Wi-Fi to members of the public, will provide a resource for them to charge their devices as and when required.” Now exporting to twenty countries including the Middle East, USA and Australia, ESF has seen significant growth in terms of the products it supplies to an international market. The company has successfully developed from servicing the local market with street furniture to diversifying its products utilising solar and innovative technology. Based in Newtownabbey and founded in 2012 by Alan and Caroline Lowry, ESF designs and supplies a huge selection of exterior street furniture products globally, including custom bespoke products for the experience attraction theme park industry. In addition to designing and supplying themed street furniture to the global Experience Attractions market, ESF is also at the forefront of innovation offering a range of solar powered products including the street charge units, solar powered benches, illuminated litter bins using LED lighting, and solar LED wayfinding lighting.
Environmental Street Furniture supplied the environmental improvement works to Portland Avenue, Newtownabbey following its six month works program. After upgrades to the drainage and services, new stone kerbs, paving and new stone clad walls along the street, ESF supplied decorative, surface mounted bollards and 204mm diameter stainless steel bollards. Contractor: FP McCann Client: Newtownabbey Borough Council
ESF are delighted to have recently supplied Mmcité Diva benches to Watford Borough Council on the £5.5m restoration of Cassiobury Park in Watford. ESF supplied Diva benches throughout the park regeneration to enhance the dramatic landscaping works that the park underwent. Two Diva benches are pictured during installation around the parks water fountain. Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford spanning over 190 acres and attracting around 2 million visits per year, the parks historic importance was recognised in 1999 when it entered at Grade II in the English Heritage’s register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Main Contractor: Borras Construction Ltd Architects: LUC
ESF’s local partner in Czech Republic, HAGS Praha, recently installed two Street Charge stations into the borough of Prague 6, one near Hradčanská metro station, the other at Homestead Ladronka. Both units make it possible to charge all kinds of mobile devices 24 hours a day, with the ability to connect to local Wi-Fi that Prague 6 borough has incorporated into the local areas, to develop the capabilities of their public spaces.
Environmental Street Furniture was delighted to recently provide products to the new Princes Gate Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. The new development comprises of shops, restaurants and bars together with a multi-screen Empire cinema, 60 bed Premier Inn hotel and a 345 space car park. Working with Contractor, Keir Construction, ESF supplied Portiqoa benches and Diagonal litter bins, from the Mmcité range of street furniture, throughout the retail park.
Environmental Street Furniture was delighted to recently provide products to the new Ballymena Health and Care Centre. The new award winning £25 million centre brings together a wide range of services in a modern, accessible, one-stop facility located on the North side of the Braid Valley Hospital site and is the largest to date in Northern Ireland. Working with architectural team, Hoskins Architects / Keppie Design and Contractor, O’Hare and McGovern Ltd, ESF supplied stainless steel bollards and stainless steel telescopic bollards to the exterior of the entrances and the new Braid Valley car park.
Environmental Street Furniture were delighted to recently provide products for the new £40m Mill Street retail development in Aberystwyth, Wales. ESF supplied covered cycle shelters with hanging wall-mounted cycle racks, cast iron customised blue ‘Manchester Style’ cast iron bollards with reflective bands, and cast iron sunburst tree grilles from the ESF Signature collection. The development includes a 26,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer department store and food hall, a 25,000 sq metre Tesco Extra store, also including a 555-space decked car park. It is expected the development will create 290 jobs and to inject an extra £3.5m into the local economy every year.
Environmental Street Furniture recently supplied benches, and tables with matching seating from their Signature Collection, to this prestigious project for the new Dyson HQ. Dyson is one of the fasting growing companies in UK and the engineering firm says the £250m expansion of its Malmesbury headquarters will eventually bring 3,000 new jobs to the town. This phase 1 expansion project at Dyson is expected to be the largest in the firm's 20-year history. ESF supplied Portiqoa seating, manufactured from aluminium alloy with hardwood slats, for many areas, Tably picnic tables with matching seating where also supplied for the outdoor food and beverage areas. The project was recently shortlisted for the APM project of the year awards in 2016. Project details Main contractor - ISG PLC Landscaping installation - Afan Landscapes Project management - Turner & Townsend
Environmental Street Furniture Ltd supplied a wide variety of external furniture for the new development in Ruskin Square in London’s, Croydon area. The vision for Ruskin Square is to create an exciting new business, residential and leisure quarter within the centre of Croydon. A new place in an established town centre. This new place will be a high quality environment in which people will want to live, work and relax. When completed it will comprise in total, five Grade A office buildings and up to 625 residential units, 100,000 sq ft of retailing, cafes and restaurants all within areas of attractive public realm. Through this mix and blend of uses, the scheme will be a thriving and vibrant community, well- managed and well-connected to its immediate environs and Central London. ESF supplied Rivage hardwood loungers from their Signature Collection for the roof terrace, Diva seating and also hardwood timber custom seating. ESF also supplied a custom built stainless steel children’s slide for the project as well.