Capita Lovejoy’s Aviva Garden project has won the prestigious James Miller Trophy at the 'Flowers In The City' awards.
The Lord Mayor of London, Mr Alderman David Lewis, presented David Blackwood-Murray of Capita Lovejoy with the award at a reception at The Mansion House in London.
The Flowers in the City Campaign, which aims to “beautify” the City, was launched over forty years ago by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in conjunction with the Corporation of London.
Whilst the Corporation maintains a considerable number of gardens and floral displays throughout the City via it's Parks and Gardens department, the Flowers in the City Campaign targets the private sector, rewarding a variety of individuals and companies.
A team from Capita Lovejoy designed the private garden at Aviva’s headquarters in St Helen's Square, London. Installed by Willerby Landscapes, the garden was conceived as an ‘oasis to celebrate life and vitality’ and provides a stunning visual amenity for visitors and staff at the adjacent Aviva Tower.
The garden is a clear, calm space structured by the use of trees, hedges and stepped terraces. Sculptural walls provide enclosure to the garden whilst permitting views into the space from an undershaft along its north boundary. A wall of slatted timber then provides a contrasting, textured finish along the southern edge of the garden while ‘Art Walls’ create a dynamic feature amongst the planting and beneath the canopy of the trees throughout the day and night.
Capita Symonds acquired land planning consultancy Lovejoy in March 2008, to form Capita Lovejoy.
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