We were delighted to supply a range of street furniture items for the recently completed Westgate shopping centre. The designers required bespoke tree planters, cycle stands and a selection of benches to populate the scheme’s open piazza, all of which were supplied by Citysquared. The retail complex, situated in Aldershot town centre, comprises a number of shopping and leisure venues including a Cineword cinema, Pizza Express, Travelodge, Morrisons, Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s.
This former mining village has recently undergone a huge regeneration to bring much improved facilities to the area. We were asked to supply and install a number of bespoke curved Bookend benches to surround a former mine air vent, providing a view over the new development. The multi-million pound regeneration scheme includes the construction of a new flagship Tesco Eco Superstore, retail units and a brand new bus station with improved transport facilities.
Citysquared were pleased to supply a number of Deville Planters and Basic benches for Sentinel Towers student accommodation, a stone’s throw from our office. Sentinel Towers offers en-suite accommodation close to the city centre, which is popular with postgraduates, international students, and students wanting a quieter environment to study in.
This week saw the launch of our timber Wideboy seats as they set sail for the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh. Once the royal residence for state visits, official receptions and royal excursions, the Britannia is now a five star visitor attraction and events venue.
Citysquared were delighted to provide a selection of special curved, straight and wall-mounted benches for Wakefield Council’s County Hall area of the city’s regeneration scheme. The site lies within a conservation area and is surrounded by a number of important listed buildings. Enhancements to the public spaces are the main aesthetic improvements, but are supported by improved transport links and traffic management systems for commuters, cyclists and pedestrians.
Citysquared were delighted to be approached by Rossington Cricket Ground to supply a number of benches which could be fixed solidly into the soft grass surrounding the ground. We were only too happy to help; we used a number of spiral earth anchors to tether down our Essentials backless benches for the project.
This historical market square has seen many enhancements in recent months, including the re-shaping of flower beds to create more pedestrian space. Citysquared are please to have supplied a number of wall-mounted benches for the scheme, completing the design which provides a pleasant environment for people to sit and enjoy the space.
We are excited to showcase a new collection of vibrant chairs, tables and benches, which we think are ideal for cafes and breakout areas. The items have been chosen for their contemporary yet timeless aesthetic, and are a great way to make use of a managed outdoor space this summer. Many of the items can be stacked, folded or easily collapsed for storage at night or for longer periods over winter if required. All products are suitable for outdoor use, and come with a 3 year guarantee. With a wide range of 23 colours available in most products, we are sure there’ll be something to suit every scheme.
Citysquared are pleased to present a new range of competitively priced litter bins on the website. The products are introduced particularly with managed areas in mind, such as shopping centres, schools and colleges.
We were thrilled to supply a large number of our backless Essentials Range benches to the Tidemill Academy in Deptford, London. They frame the exciting new playground areas whilst complimenting the timer cladding of the surrounding buildings. These benches are in addition to a range of products supplied for the surrounding urban area last year, including Oak cube seating and Basic benches fixed atop granite plinths at the school’s entrance.
Citysquared are delighted to supply bespoke street furniture for the impressive Deal Porter Plaza, Canada Water, London. 29.02.2012
We were delighted to be asked to supply a number of bespoke benches for Deal Porter Plaza in Canada Water, Southwark, London. The benches were designed to celebrate the thousands of workers employed as porters in the area to carry the Deal wood arriving from Canada at the docks. The benches emulate these stacks of timber in form and scale. We also supplied a number of our ever popular Deville tree planters to flank the quayside.
Citysquared’s new Matchbox planter bench has made its first appearance at the University of West London, Ealing. Installed alongside litter bins and tree planters of the same range, the products make use of this large courtyard and compliment the surrounding architecture.
Citysquared alter the fabric of Hello Stranger and Wideboy seats, as upholstered versions debut at The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield. 07.09.2011
We were delighted to be asked to adapt a number of our standard street furniture products for use in The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield. The centre required an increased level of comfort for their shopper demographic, whilst not wanting to compromise on important factors such as ease of cleaning. Both our Hello Stranger bench and Wideboy seat received a makeover, adopting hard-wearing and extremely comfortable upholstered seat pads.
Citysquared were thrilled to see Hazy Maze come to life in Milton Keynes this summer. We were pleased to supply a number of shapes to the school in a polished black granite, which now sit to one side of the playground. Please see the Rickley Park Primary School project page for photos of the granite seating. Hazy Maze is a modular granite seating concept, which can be adapted to suit any site or space you have available.
Marks & Spencer’s Greener Living Spaces programme calls on Citysquared for flagship regeneration project. 18.07.2011
Citysquared were delighted to be asked by Groundwork Leeds to supply a range of bespoke street furniture for Victoria Gardens; a regeneration project in Leeds which was set to revamp the large plaza immediately outside Leeds Art Gallery. The project was funded by profits from Marks & Spencer‘s carrier bag sales and is the flagship project for their Greener Living Spaces initiative, which aims to create cleaner and greener living environments for communities. The site itself was chosen by Leeds City Council as a high-profile space within the city, and is used by many organisations and individuals. Images of the completed scheme can be found on Citysquared’s Victoria Gardens project page.
Citysquared’s new ‘Social Furniture’ brochure for the education environment is now available to download. 12.01.2011
We are pleased to offer this compact brochure showcasing a selection of products which we think best fit the social spaces within education environments. Aimed specifically at schools and colleges, this brochure also includes a selection of concepts and site-specific products for more bespoke solutions. Please click here to download the brochure, or if you would prefer a hard copy we’d be happy to post you one, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Citysquared’s 2010-2011 brochure may now be downloaded direct from the website. Click here to download it now. If you require any additional photos, renders, or information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
RIBA Journal’s annual round-up of the top CPD sessions offered throughout the UK, has given the seal of approval to Citysquared’s offerings. Out of the 14 testimonials published, Citysquared was delighted to be nominated twice by architect practices, for two separate CPD seminars: ‘Teenage Kicks’ and ‘Street Furniture: A Design Approach’.
‘Citysquared’s CPD presentation on the nature of the public realm was a very intelligent one, which went from psychology to design concepts, to manufacture of public furniture.’
‘Citysquared design urban street furniture and signage, and while there are a lot of companies out there, this was interesting because the firm really go into the psychology behind the users, why and where people sit and rest. What was good was all the research they have done particularly with regard to young kids and where they choose to hang out. External works and landscaping are usually the first casualties of value engineering exercises, so furniture like this makes proving the argument to clients that little bit easier.’
Citysquared’s Creative Director, Tristan Williams, is excited to be shortlisted for the 3D Design category of this year’s Northern Futures award. As one of five finalists, we eagerly await the result on the 17th August. The public exhibition opens on July 28th, at The Civic, Barnsley. www.northernfutures.co.uk
Antony Gatley joins us from today, as the successful candidate of our recent search, to lead the way as Citysquared’s new National Sales Manager. If you would like to arrange an appointment for Antony to visit you, please contact Citysquared on 0870 420 2468, or email him directly at email@example.com
Citysquared were pleased to be asked to provide our ever popular Basic and Hello Stranger benches, along with our Eatsuite product range, to this fantastic new SEN school in Gravesend, Kent. The products encourage social interaction between the pupils, and have been well received by all. The sculptural qualities of the furniture, and use of natural materials in conjunction with bold bright colours, echo the aesthetic of this new building’s architecture.
Portsmouth City Council calls upon Citysquared’s Basic range for its new city centre scheme. 15.03.2010
Commercial Road is a pedestrianised area at the heart of the city’s shopping district. Portsmouth City Council have opted for Citysquared’s Basic range, including tree planters and freestanding benches with and without backrests for their scheme. The council aimed to rejuvenate the area to achieve the dynamic new look they desired.
Citysquared was delighted to be invited to create a scheme for Middlesbrough College, to adorn its expansive interior streets, using a wide range of our products. The innovative new Further Education College was the perfect showcase for our latest ranges, many of which explore different means of social interaction and seating positions. We are particularly pleased to see the new additions are a big success with the students.
Citysquared is excited to announce the installation of our new Eatsuite range of products, into a recently opened Further Education College. The Eatsuites, accompanied by a number of bespoke products from Citysquared, are an extremely popular addition to the vast interior streets of this innovative new building.
Citysquared is excited to announce the introduction of our new Granite ranges! 02.02.2009
Here at Citysquared we are very excited about our new blog. It gives us the opportunity to move beyond the formality of our main website and try to convey the sometimes unusual mix of ideas, observations and research that feeds the design of our products and our business philosophy. We would be extremely interested to hear your feedback, and welcome you to add your thoughts and opinions.
Following a number of requests to share elements of our research, Citysquared’s Creative Director has developed a programme of CPD seminars available to architects, landscape architects, councils and public realm managers. These seminars cover a wide range of topics and are aimed at providing ideas and examples at the forefront of street furniture design and public realm use. Click here or on the CPD tab at the top of the page for more information.
Citysquared are pleased to have supplied twelve Hello Stranger benches to the recently completed Failsworth School. Providing contemporary products to modern schools is always a pleasure, but the welcome with which they were received here was truly exceptional. It was extremely rewarding to see the product so readily embraced by the children, encouraging different forms of interaction between them. By creating clusters of the benches, the school has also in effect achieved a traffic calming measure within the expanse of the bustling atrium.
Images of Citysquared’s street furniture, at the Home Office building, Sheffield, are now available. 02.10.2008
The projects page has now been updated with images of the recently completed Home Office building, at the Riverside Exchange, Sheffield. Photographs of Citysquared’s Basic benches and bespoke granite planters & benches, which formed part of this extensive project, are now available to view.
The Basic bench proves its versatility once again! Citysquared develop a curved Basic bench for Islington Council. 25.07.2008
Citysquared were delighted to be asked by Islington council, to adapt our ever popular Basic bench, for a curved application. We were pleased to supply eleven of these curved Basic benches, for use in the public space between Agdon Street & St John Street, Islington. The project required the bespoke benches to be wall mounted on predetermined granite platforms, meaning three different radii of curved bench were required. The curved Basic is also available as a freestanding product, to suit various schemes.
Citysquared were pleased to supply nine Deville planters to Sheffield City Council, which have now been installed at the shopping promenade on Herries Road. The Planters, and trees within, help to define the shopping space as separate from the bustling neighbouring road, making the experience all the more pleasant.
Citysquared has uploaded its street furniture CAD models onto the Google 3d Warehouse. This offers an opportunity to view our products interactively through 360’ views. The models are accessed via the free downloadable programme Sketchup.
Citysquared has been working in collaboration with the project lead artist John Atkin to develop a series of bespoke benches and bollards for Elwick road, as part of the Breaking Boundaries development of Ashford in Kent. The project is set to alter the way pedestrians and cars use urban space by using the principal of ‘shared space’ to redevelop a problematic 1970’s ring road. The first elements of the street furniture are being installed now.
Citysquared to supply granite benches to new Home Office building in Sheffield. 23.04.08
Citysquared is pleased to have supplied street furniture to the new Home Office building in Sheffield. The scheme includes Citysquared’s Basic bench and a number of bespoke granite planters. The Riverside Exchange scheme is a Wilson Bowden development close to the city centre and will house 1000 Home Office staff from across Sheffield. Images coming soon!
The Crown Court Yard scheme has won a top award in the Best Refurbishment (Building or Environmental) category. Citysquared was pleased to supply its Basic range of street furniture throughout the scheme. Wakefield MDC said “The refurbishment has achieved the highest standards of quality and design, enhanced the character of the city, removed clutter and created a safe and inviting environment for visitors…and has set a high standard for public areas in the city.”
3D CAD drawings provided on Citysquared website 18.02.08
Citysquared has provided access to 3D CAD drawings for its seating product range. Our aim is to assist Architects, Planners, Specifiers or anyone who wishes to use our products in their projects. The CAD files are easily accessible and enable the user to place the desired product(s) directly into their own working drawings, complete with individual named layers for when they are to be rendered as part of a photo realistic scene. Other Product files will follow shortly.
The 21st century streetscene 01.10.2007
We believe that information technology will have an increasing impact on our streets. With this in mind, Citysquared has formed a close association with technology and new media company Interactive Interface. The aim is to design and develop new and exciting applications for the urban environment. Watch this space!
The Crown Court Yard scheme is located within Wakefields historic yards and is the exemplar project for a co-ordinated programme of improvements to streets and spaces within Wakefield city centre. Wakefield MDC set out their aim as follows: “to achieve high standards and quality of design, which includes a range of modern seating”. To achieve this, they chose Citysquared’s Basic range of contemporary street furniture for the scheme, including freestanding and wall mounted benches, with and without backs and a number of Basic litter bins. You can see photos of the scheme on our “Projects” page.
We are delighted that Oundle School decided to add the finishing touches to its new SciTec building by placing a series of Hello Stranger and Rodeo benches within the hallways and corridors for the students to use in and around lessons. The striking contemporary building was officially opened on 7th September 2007 by HRH the Duke of Gloucester.
Citysquared was pleased to supply ten Cantilever benches and bespoke grills to a newly built Irish government building. The building prides itself on being energy efficient by reducing consumption by more than 50%. The benches and Grills have been placed in the main atrium, the primary area that is responsible for reducing the environmental impact of the building.
Citysquared has collaborated with Lloyd’s, the worlds leading insurance specialist, as part of a project to improve the quality of the city environment and raise awareness of the issues surrounding climate change. Five sustainable wooden seats were etched with poems on the subject of climate change using the art of Pyrography. The seats have been installed adjacent to Fenchurch Street train station. See our “Projects” page for photos.
Citysquared launch new “Basic” range of street furniture 01.11.2006
Citysquared is pleased to announce the launch of the new Basic range of street furniture. The Basic range has been designed in consultation with local authorities to produce a range of design-led, cost effective street furniture suitable for a wide range of public realm applications. The Basic range consists of a flexible seat which can be configured in a variety of arrangements with or without arm and back rests, a litter bin and planters in a number of sizes. The range employs stainless steel frames and tough hardwood slats to provide low maintenance, high design solutions for the public realm.
Citysquared seminar at Cityscape 2007 03.10.2006
Citysquared is pleased to announce that it has been asked to deliver a seminar at the Cityscape 2007 urban regeneration conference. The seminar, entitled “Happiness is...? Re-thinking Street Furniture”, will be given by Creative Director Tristan Williams on 28th February 2007 as part of the “Designing for Quality Spaces” element of the conference.
Citysquared has been selected by Hudsons Architects and Wakefield Metropolitan District Council to design and supply various items of bespoke street furniture for the regeneration of Henry Moore Square in Castleford. Henry Moore Square is the centrepiece of a regeneration scheme for the town undertaken by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in association with Channel Four, who will be airing a series of programmes on the various projects included in the scheme.
Citysquared’s new Roxy pedestrian screen system has been selected by Land Securities and EPR Architects for installation at Land Securities’ flagship Cardinal Place development in Victoria, London SW1. Citysquared will supply and install over 100 running metres of the screens, which have unique ground fixings to allow the posts to be securely installed during the day and removed and stored overnight. The screens allow the various restaurants in the development to cordon off sections outside of their premises to create more attractive exterior eating areas for their customers.
Citysquared part of the Urban Jungle at Cityscape 01.10.2005
Citysquared was pleased to provide various items of street furniture for the “Urban Jungle” landscaping feature at the Cityscape 2005 conference. The Urban Jungle was designed by David Fountain and featured Citysquared’s Cantilever and Hello Stranger seats, as well as Athos and Porthos bollards.
Citysquared wins Design & Decoration award 21.07.2005
Citysquared is delighted to announce that our Cantilever seat won “Best Outdoor Product” at the 2005 Design & Decoration awards. Our Hello Stranger bench was a runner-up for the same award. The Design & Decoration Awards are one of the UK’s leading independent design awards.