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Client Background

Set in the heart of East London's thriving enterprise zone and once a hub for luxury commodities rom the New World, Tobacco Dock is now a venue that inspires, in their own words, 'the worlds leading brands and organisations and their agencies to create their most compelling, memorable and effective events'.

Featured Solutions

  • Viritopia Living Wall System (Exterior)
  • Corten steel planters
  • Wood seat planters

Size:     25m² - 150m²

Project Drivers


Social Impact


Brick, steel, plants

With brick and steel being the prevailing materials in this historic dockyard, the designers wanted to introduce some natural touches to contradict the harsher surfaces.  The building itself is listed so there were restrictions to what we could do.  The solution was to build a free-standing living wall that hides parts of the historic wall that are more run-down or covered in unattractive pipework, without affecting the original structure. 

full green living wall around a sign in a cobbled paved courtyard


Dotted around the space are corten steel planters and wood seating areas, all bursting with plants such as lavender, rosemary and many more.

This front area of the venue has now been re-opened and will specialise in food events (especially in the Summer!).

corten steel planter with tree and shrub planting