Bruntwood takes office outdoors for RHS Tatton
Bruntwood is adding to its presence at the RHS Tatton Flower Show on the back of the five-year sponsorship deal announced in March with a feature garden setting an office in a field.
The 10m x 15m Bruntwood Field Office was designed by Planit-IE, landscape architects, and offers “a garden of diverse spaces that explores a greener, more tranquil way of working”.
The RHS Tatton Flower Show is due to take place in Knutsford, Cheshire from 20 to 24 July.
Ed Lister, managing partner, Planit-IE: “Bruntwood share our values to put people and place first and when Chris [Oglesby, chief executive of Bruntwood] 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.
“We are working with Bruntwood on a number of projects across the North West, all of which have place-making and high quality landscape at the forefront of their vision. Workspaces with access to natural green space can have a significant positive effect, with more productive employees and greater job satisfaction, that helps to relieve stress and supports improved mental health and wellbeing.”
The garden design is divided by traditional native hedgerows and trees to create a series of rooms, including a boardroom with an 8ft table made from a local oak tree, a kitchen with feeding stations growing fruit and vegetables, and a country-style ‘kissing gate’ at reception.
Chris Oglesby added: “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.
“At Bruntwood, we believe in the importance of a good work/life balance and we are showcasing our support for a selection of our cultural partners and friends with a short programme of events. We’d like people to join us for our celebration of Bruntwood’s cultural partnerships.”
A series of cultural events in The Bruntwood Space from Wednesday 20th at the Field Office will showcase the company’s support for the arts and creative scene. The events range from music and song performance to readings and tree-based learning activities. All events are FREE and everyone’s welcome.