GROHE supports Harlesden Town Garden
GROHE is working with Storp Weber Architecture and Friends of Harlesden Town Garden to support a clubhouse development.
GROHE has donated several products including a green coloured water-conserving Euroeco Cosmopolitan self-closing tap and fittings for an accessible toilet and washbasin.
Since 2013, the Harlesden Town Garden has brought together local people with a shared interest for gardening. The garden is now a well-established sanctuary with the potential to support, educate and connect an increasing number of local residents. In order to facilitate this growth, local architecture practice Storp Weber were called upon to conceptualise a central hub that could cater for the growing needs.
A metal shed has now been replaced with a more secure hub, a 27-foot shipping container covered in a wooden skin. Sustainable features such as solar panels help contribute to “off-grid” energy consumption. Mains water will is the only external resource not self-generated.
The interior has been fitted out to accommodate a small office space, basic kitchen facilities, shelving for garden information, storage for tools and equipment, and a much-needed accessible toilet. The new facilities will enable a larger population of the town to use the space as a place to meet and connect, share ideas, store their tools, and clean and exchange their produce from the allotments. Meanwhile, new members will be encouraged to use the space for additional public events such as children’s art classes, outdoor activities DIY and cooking skills workshops.
GROHE also has a dedicated area of the garden in its name. “GROHE is specified for a lot of fantastic projects up and down the country and across the world, but we are truly honoured to have been able to support such a spirited, community project that will provide such excellent opportunities for local people“ says Raj Mistry, Marketing Director at GROHE UK. “As a brand, we are really passionate about sustainability and healthy living from a holistic perspective, and this project perfectly articulates those values. We can’t wait to see how the space continues to support and encourage the Harlesden community.”
Patrick Weber, Co-founder of Storp Weber Architecture adds, “GROHE is a very well-known brand in the architect and design sphere and so we were keen to work with them as we knew they would deliver on quality. It was also very important for us to offer accessible toilet facilities including a wall hung cistern. GROHE were able to support us with this thanks to the Rapid SL frame which sits behind the wall and is adjustable in height, meaning we could sit the toilet at an optimum that would be suitable for all users. In addition, we love the simplicity and the water-saving features of the Euroeco Cosmopolitan self-closing tap in the bathroom which the team found very easy to install and work with. Meanwhile, the green hose of the kitchen tap is a really eye-catching centre piece for the kitchen area“.
The Harlesden Town Garden Clubhouse celebrated a community opening day on Sunday 22nd August to unveil the new space.