Coal Drops Yard, Charred Oak Benches

Heatherwick studios, approached us to help with some bespoke, charred Oak seating for the newly redeveloped Coal Drops Yard.

The former Victorian warehouse has undergone a dramatic transformation from its past life.

This ambitious work has seen the buildings emerge as London’s newest retail and dining destination.

After some consultation, we commissioned to manufacture a range of charred Green Oak furniture.

In total, we were asked to manufacture 30 benches in a range of styles.

These huge Oak sections were then hand sculpted, charred and scrubbed into shape.

The final result is a family of furniture, that complements the restored brick and iron buildings beautifully.

The benches certainly offer a welcome place to sit and enjoy the transformed Coal Drops Yard.

Contemporary Benches for Roof Terrace in London

We worked with Townshend landscape architects to develop an events bar and seating for a roof terrace in King William St. London.

The roof garden was developed to maximise the roof space and bring nature into an urban area.

We developed some stack laminated Accoya wood benches and an events bar for the area.

Each bench was laminated from a number of timber sections before being carved and finished to a site-specific radius. The tops of the benches featured a generous hand carved seat.

The resulting benches were a unique contemporary place to sit and take in the magnificent views over the City of London surrounded by flowering shrubs and plants.

Why not get in touch and see what we can do for you?

University of Bristol charred Oak Sail Cube

We were recently commissioned by The University of Bristol to produce one of our charred Oak sail cube shelters.

The Halls of residence needed an outdoor covered space. Our charred Oak Cube fitted the bill perfectly.

Our charred Oak Cube was erected and bolted to the paving of the halls, it features an Accoya wood splinter-free deck with a charred and scrubbed finish.

The Top Gun Fabric sail was provided by the great guys at The sail is waterproof and flame-retardant.  It adds the finishing touch to the Cube space.

If you would like something like this on your next project why not get in touch?


Bespoke Accoya Wood Care Home Seating

We were recently approached by the main contractor of a new build care home to develop architects drawings into a workable pair of bespoke radius bench seats.

We decided on using Accoya wood for all of the timber elements in this project due to its outstanding durability and stability.

The design was developed around a bespoke rolled metal frame, which was manufactured and powder coated for us by Dmet a Dudley-based metal fabrication specialist.

The benches feature a high back with trellis tops, integrated backrests, with free-draining seats.

All of the Accoya wood elements are left untreated and will weather to a beautiful silver grey over a short period of time.

The end results are a striking pair of feature benches that complement the new care home’s exterior and landscaped grounds.

The benches are both maintenance-free and comfortable in use.

If you would like us to produce a one-off bench for your next project, get in touch!

National High Speed Rail College

We recently supplied the exterior seating for the Doncaster National High Speed Rail College .

We chose some of our classic bench designs for the building. Including the Port, the Slab Side and the Wrap Benches.

The benches were supplied in Larch and the architects Ral colour powder coat finish on the metal legs, which was the same colour as the main building’s cladding.

The benches were root fixed and the paved surface cut in around the legs. The result worked very well.

As ever, we were happy to alter the size of our work to fit your needs. Get in touch today.


The Wave Bench

The Wave Bench is carved from a single solid piece of locally-sourced Green Oak, making it extremely durable. The natural finish complements any environment, and it’s maintenance free.