Matlock Town Council in Derbyshire dress the pavements in Derwent Way with very large planters that are always full of the most amazing blooms all year round.
The old planters were made from timber and inevitably had rotted over time so needed replacing.
Jamie Brocklehurst, a member of the outdoor spaces team at Matlock Council visited the TDP showroom to discuss replacing their planters with recycled plastic ones that would not rot, or need maintenance, and that would last much longer than traditional timber. Each planter was 1.5m x 1.5m x 1m with integrated seats.
This was obviously not a standard sized product within the TDP planter range, so a design and cost model was generated in order to offer Matlock Town Council exactly what was required to replace the existing items. The proposal was accepted and timescales agreed so the planters were in place for the Autumn planting.
TDP reused the metal brackets on which the seat planks were attached, with a coat of hammerite they looked as good as new.
The planters were delivered and sited on November 16th, using a crane offload vehicle as each planter weighed 426kg! The Matlock recycled plastic planters look great in-situ and will now be planted up for the Autumn and Winter season.
We are sure that the many visitors to Matlock will appreciate these new planters and will put the seats to good use.
TDP have named the new planter Matlock in recognition of its first siting. For any other Town Council looking for maintenance free, long lasting, graffiti proof street furniture give the sales office a call on 01629 820011.