Redevelopment of Braham Park, Whitechapel


Contractors, Civil Engineers


Public Spaces

Project Type

Metal Planters & Wall Top Benches


FSC Cumaru timbers, Mild Steel, Polyester Powder Coated

Client Background

Urban Concepts were contracted by J B Riney & Co Ltd, to work on Braham Street. This is an area that runs adjacent to One Braham, formerly known as Maersk House/Beagle House which is a £350m, 18 storey, 320,000sq ft redevelopment of this office completed by Aldgate Developments.

J B Riney & Co are a long established Civil Engineering company who over the years have built an enviable reputation for reliability and quality workmanship. The company has been based in East London for over 30 years.

Riney undertook the project on behalf of their client FT Squared and the works were to restore the area to a public realm space following the building works by Aldgate developments.

The Project

The works included new york stone paving and granite setts, street lighting, drainage and street furniture which included cycle stands, litter bins and a drinking fountain.

The brief for Urban Concepts was to manufacture and install benches and planters for the redevelopment of Braham Street, in Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel.

The project included creating large areas with our specially manufactured planters. These were filled with trees, shrubs and turf. The overall area housed several seating areas and made a nice environment for people to sit and enjoy the new surroundings.

Project Highlights

This project was done in 2 phases:

Phase 1 – manufacture and installation of various wall top benches and metal planters

Phase 2 – manufacture and installation of a 17.5-metre bench. Urban Concepts surveyed the site then made drawings so that the component parts of the bench could be manufactured off-site. However, a key factor in the success of this project is the fact that the bench had to be built on-site so that the existing bench interlocked with the new one.

By providing on-site installation we were able to ensure that each item was measured and fitted exactly in situ. This had the added benefit of producing a seamless installation with the surrounding environment.

The project involved working in collaboration with contractors JB Riney & Co Ltd to ensure all work was carried out to the relevant design and standard.

Urban Concepts surveyed, manufactured and installed a tricky project to a high standard.

Kevin Hedgecock, Project Manager, JB Riney & Co Ltd


The seating helped to create a multi-layered environment that significantly boosts the desirability and regeneration of this street adjacent to the One Braham Park office complex.

It was delivered on time and within budget!

The whole process was seamless and myself and the client were very pleased with the end result

Kevin Hedgecock, Project Manager, JB Riney & Co Ltd