Walsall Council is undertaking a major redevelopment plan to re-imagine parts of the town. Gallery Square, the home of the area’s brand new art gallery, is the first space to be updated under the plans. WoodBlocX Landscaping was commissioned by Acadis UK to supply the street furniture for this part of the project.
Gallery Square is a large open space, the designers have used colour in the form of a series of large squares, of differing sizes, painted on the floor to create interest from the ground up. The design and layout of street furniture aims to provide plenty of space within the square for visitors to the gallery and the wider public to use, it also allows for adequate social distancing as and when required.
For this project we took the proposed design and recreated it using our versatile modular system. Our team is able to take the technical detail from drawings and create full and detailed design proposals using our bespoke software.
Once the plans were finalised, we supplied a series of large seating solutions that were installed by the contractors in March 2021. All WoodBlocX structures can be built directly on concrete, tarmac and paving without the need for foundations and they’re quick and easy to build – the modular timber block system fits together with interlocking dowels.
Our street furniture solutions included a series of small cube seats of differing heights, large benches that step up to three different levels, with space for additional planting in the centre of each of the larger structures. In addition, there are also two long and slim benches which sit adjacent to one another.
Walsall’s Gallery Square is one of a number of installations of our street furniture in towns and cities, to find out more read our case studies.