This was the challenge with which we were presented by a pharmaceutical marketing & communications company in London when they launched their inspirational new offices- a transformed former ferry workshop on the banks of the Thames, to accommodate its expanding team of creative employees.

Aureo Case Study
Creative planting for marketing company


Office exteriorInnovative space

Complimenting the architect’s vision to create something truly outstanding, our designers seized the opportunity to let loose their imagination and expertise. The building had previously been the home of legendary British sports car manufacturers AC Cars in the early part of the twentieth century and prior to that, the Williams Central Steam Valve Company in the nineteenth century -the spirit of innovation was definitely in the air when we surveyed the space.


Exposed Victorian iron beams complete with heavy fixings and rustic original timbers, combined with pristine glass partitioning, brushed chrome and exposed heating ducts…this was surely a project that allowed us to demonstrate our expertise in blending nature with the extremes of historic and contemporary surroundings.


Creative planting

Square planter natural fibre

Architectural plants with robust, distinctive containers created an immediate statement in the reception area, with the braided natural fibres surrounding the planters harmonising perfectly with the wooden floors.



Office kitchen plantsElsewhere, a very specific brand colour was required to electrify the creative atmosphere. A vintage purple colour used by another famous car manufacturer, Ford, in the 70’s, was researched and applied to the planters, matching the theme in the staff breakout area. Plants with a strong presence were then introduced; Beaucarnea, Ficus Bonsai and Draceana Marginata – all of which exhibit a distinctive structure to contrast with the sleek lines of the modern office.




Feature planting for the officeTheatrical accent

For the upper office we installed a spectacle in the form of a Beaucarnea rooted in a Cubique400 planter, flanked by smaller planters in brand colours on the office cabinets. The contrast of the natural forms and the exposed ductwork created an idyllic environment for the design hub.


The plants are thriving thanks to a comprehensive maintenance plan and a second phase to the project has also been completed following the opening of further office areas within the building.


If you haven’t yet considered how your own premises could be enhanced to great effect, perhaps this pioneering project has given you some inspiration? At Aureo, we are design-led and keen to commit our aesthetic and planting prowess to your next workspace-enhancing project to create a landscape that will truly inspire both your team and visiting clientele.

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What people are saying about Aureo

Thank you for all the work you and your team do, ensuring our plants are cared for and providing suitable replacements when required.
The installation was really smooth, and we are pleased with the new machine. Thanks for your time with this.  I will make sure we are in touch when the review of coffee machines happens.
I have been dealing with Aureo for many years, always found them to be competitively priced and easy to deal with, the customer service is always excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team.
Thank you for the biscuits, what a suprise. Its always a pleasure doing business with Aureo.
The feedback is very positive; the staff appreciate the new options available and the pleasant new machines.
I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and support over the last couple of weeks during my absence in arranging for the installation of our new vending machines.
All has gone smoothly. Thank you for making our machine switch over so easy.
The coffee machines are operating very well and are a joy to clean as the process is so much easier than the previous models
Just a quick thank you for our new machine, it is proving to be quite the success! Thank you to you and Gary for your help and efficient service
The service we have received so far has been second to none and the quality of the drinks and the machine itself is of a really high quality. I’m just sorry it took us so long to get around to making a change with the hot drinks we provide to staff!
We have had the coffee machine installed now for less than a week on a trial basis.  I don’t think there’s any way our staff will let us hand this back now!
What a transformation!  Real plants in our new offices have been very enthusiastically received by all our staff and visitors and have created a positive improvement to the overall atmosphere.  Thank you Aureo!
Our bottled water has been supplied by Aureo for several years now. Their staff are friendly, they provide an efficient service and fast delivery. On many occasions, we have received our delivery within hours of ordering.
The plant displays and your service levels are a distinct improvement to our old provider – my only regret is that we didn’t switch earlier.
Having used Aureo’s services for some time, I have found them to be professional, prompt and always reasonably priced. Their service is very good and the new Flavia Coffee machine we have installed is a big hit with our customers.
I’m so sorry, I have just realised that I didn’t say a huge thank you for the wonderful plants that you arranged so quickly for us. Everyone was really impressed, they do look great. Thank you!
Aureo provide an excellent service. They always deliver our order next day without exception. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a wide selection of products to choose from which we can offer our clients. Thank you.
I just wanted to say thank you for our plants – they arrived this morning and look really good. I have already had comments from staff and also our building manager who may be contacting you regarding changing her supplier!
We have been using Aureo to provide hot water for our staff refreshments for the past two years; we have found this method an excellent alternative to boiling kettles which tend to be uneconomic and time wasting.
I have just arrived back in the office to see our new plants, they look very nice :) very pleased!! Thank you
Just wanted to say over the past four years, the service we have received from Aureo has been second to none.  We would thoroughly recommend Aureo as a company with first class customer service. Many thanks