The inaugural Bruntwood feature garden of the property company’s headline sponsorship of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park offers visitors something they may have never seen before – an office in a field.
The 150sq m The Bruntwood Field Office is a garden of diverse spaces that explores a greener, more tranquil way of working at the 2016 Show, at Knutsford, Cheshire, 20 – 24 July.
Designed by Landscape Architects Planit-IE, it is inspired by Bruntwood’s flexible and creative approach to the working environment and shows its commitment to a greener future. Visitors to the show will be encouraged to explore and make use of The Bruntwood Field Office; it will be fully accessible and ready for anyone who wants to discover a different way of working, come rain or shine!
The Bruntwood Field Office is divided by traditional native hedgerows and trees to create a series of rooms, including a boardroom with an 8ft table hewn from a local oak tree, a kitchen with feeding stations growing fruit and vegetables, and a country-style ‘kissing gate’ at reception.
The Bruntwood Field Office features locally sourced environmentally friendly materials, native trees and hedgerow species, and as much as possible in it will be re-used across other Bruntwood projects in the region.
Bruntwood Chief Executive Chris Oglesby says: “The Bruntwood Field Office invites you to come in and explore our playful interpretation of how you might make an office in a field. The challenge was to do something different, by exploring ways in which business and culture can stimulate activity and create opportunity for a better working environment.
The Bruntwood Field Office embodies our approach to creating thinking and also demonstrates our commitment to putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
The Bruntwood Field Office offers spaces to think, to collaborate and to create, and its cultural ambience celebrates Bruntwood’s support of the arts in the company’s 40th anniversary year.
Ed Lister, Managing Partner of landscape architecture and urban design studio Planit-IE says: “Bruntwood share our values to put people and place first and when Chris asked us to create a show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, we both agreed that it should be more than just a traditional show garden, but rather an inclusive and playful experience, yet modest and sustainable in its making.
The Bruntwood Field Office has come together through a close collaborative effort by client, design team, local craftsman, suppliers and contractors, and each element has been allocated to a new permanent home after the show.