Plantscape helps university ensure safety of its planters

Derbyshire floral features supplier Plantscape has solved a safety issue for Brunel University in west London with its unique Holestar plant-box fastening system.

The university has ordered 100 Holestar planters to fix to 50 lampposts along the central walkway of its Uxbridge campus. It was looking for a way to display flowers that did not include having to hang planters on chains because of concerns over the safety of people walking underneath.

The planters slot into custom-made brackets fixed securely to the posts.

Plantscape managing director Mark Stone said the Holestar planters addressed a number of safety issues.

He said: "They do not swing around on chains and they can be lifted into position without the need for ladders or cherry-pickers. We are confident that they are the ideal solution for Brunel University's needs."

Brunel University grounds manager Simon Carroll said: "The walkway is quite open and it gets quite windy so we chose the Holestar planters because they wouldn't swing from side to side."

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