New SL001 Shoreline Seat

New SL001 Shoreline Seat

The SL001 is an adaptation of our Centerline CL001 seat, street furniture range. Its uses the same 316 stainless steel frame work to give the seat a robust feel yet softened with Iroko timber slats. This seat is often specified for both public and private projects where a stylish seating solution is called for. Available in 316 stainless steel, powder coated galvanised steel or as a combination of the two the SL001 provides the landscape designer with a versatile product that can be formatted to suit specific locations. To see further details of the Shoreline SL001 please click...
Stainless steel picnic sets

Stainless steel picnic sets

With the development of the West Lothian Council offices and surrounding busy green spaces, we where asked to design up some bespoke stainless steel picnic tables and benches. It was decided to use a perforated steel top to aid with drainage and create a level surface that could be used for simple lunches or informal meetings. Curved coordinated benches where design to allow for easy access as well as space for wheel chairs. By using 316 stainless steel these products will outlast their timber counterparts by many years, matched with the fact that steel is 100% recyclable they are not only more cost effect but also environmentally friendly. Each item is manufactured to individual project needs, be it, fixing methods, sizes and dimensions or difficult shaped areas. This gives the designer complete freedom to create the right item for their...
Bespoke tables and benches for Falmouth University

Bespoke tables and benches for Falmouth University

Late last summer we where contacted by 2020 Projects to help with the refurbishment of the Fox cafe at Falmouth University. The brief was to create circular tables to surround potted trees with bench’s to seat up to 8 people. With the space often being used for a variety of events, all the items needed to be free standing to allow easy removal when required. With this in mind, plus a tight budget we decided that a bespoke solution would be the best route to take. 316 stainless steel tube provided the framework for both the benches and the tables, as it give us the ability to produce the simple curves that formed a pleasingly protective edge to the timber slats. Through the efficient use of these materials and carefully designed components we where able to create the desired products, on time and under within budget. Although the furniture was situated in an internal area we still opted to use FSC Iroko slats as this class of timber is very stable and not prone to splits. They where then finished with an interior grade oil to offer a long lasting protective coating at against tea and coffee stains. The finished products allow for great flexibility yet retains an aesthetic design that will last for years to...
Bar stools for the University of Nottingham

Bar stools for the University of Nottingham

Having previously supplied the University of Nottingham with a number of 316 stainless steel picnic tables and stools, we were asked to create a new design for the renovated Mooch Bar terraced area. Collaborating with an interior designer at CPMG Architects we came up with a number of designs, including a timber and galvanised version as well as a powder coated mild steel option. In the end, to coordinate with the rest of the sites around the campus, a straight up stainless steel with a perforated top was decided upon. The addition of a laser cut footrest and strengthened fixing plates gave the stools an industrial and robust look. With everything Benchmark manufactures being made to order, we can quickly and efficiently design and cost up individual projects. This allows the architect or designer the freedom to create interesting and unique items of external furniture without the bespoke cost. Photos credited to CPMG...
Seaford Martello Tower – curved Shoreline benches

Seaford Martello Tower – curved Shoreline benches

The historic no74 Martello tower in Seaford, built as part of the defences during the Napoleonic wars, is an important and prominent landmark in this busy seaside town. In 2004 it was restored to become a museum for the town’s records, as well as hosting a number of historical exhibits. The tower is in constant use and real focal point, so keeping it looking its best and making the surrounding public realm inviting is high on the agenda. Benchmark street furniture were approached to create some curved benches to be fixed to the sea defence surrounding the tower. With a solid concrete wall to secure in to, a cantilever design was made possible. 316 stainless steel laser profiles where cut that not only supported the curved benches but allowed for Iroko slat back rests and the addition of commemorative plaques. Being meters away from the sea the use of resilient materials was key thus marine grade 316 stainless steel was the only option. With the plan of further benches to be installed this new and inviting space will only add to the all ready popular sea front...
Uckfield town centre improvements – Curved Street furniture

Uckfield town centre improvements – Curved Street furniture

In the recent months East Sussex CC have been carrying out a variety of improvements to Uckfield High Street. This consisted of widening the pavements with York stone and the addition of new seats and benches. Part of the design concept was for S-benches and due to our knowledge of curved street furniture we where asked to come with some designs. Our Baseline range can be configured to any curvature and length so fitting it in to the narrow space was no problem. A further consideration was the incline of the high street so much longer legs were designed to accommodate for these changing levels. Other features include small studs on the outer edges and armrests to deter skateboarders. They where finished in a tough black Plascoat to compliment the other elements of this revitalised High...
New Baseline picnic set

New Baseline picnic set

The Baseline 316 stainless steel range is continuously expanding, due to its great value and simple design. One new item to the range is a circular picnic. Its tube design allows for great flexibility and lends it self to working in any space. It can come with a fully enclosed bench or as two separate halves, thus suiting any scenario as well as allowing for disabled access. Each table is manufactured to order so any dimensions can be achieved to match your exact requirements. Other options include perforated stainless steel tops as well as laser etched...
Park Street, Bristol

Park Street, Bristol

With a proposal for the introduction of new street furniture on the busiest street in Bristol, space was at a premium. With this in mind, we were asked to modify our most popular seat, the Centerline CL003, to a shortened version. All of our street furniture is made to order, so with a simple tweak of the design we are easily able to offer bespoke yet cost effective solutions. For this project we created two 1500mm Centerline seats and given the prominent and busy location it was decided to finish the CL003s in reinforced Polyurethane, giving a much tougher surface...
Railings and benching for Wednesbury leisure centre

Railings and benching for Wednesbury leisure centre

Wednesbury has recently opened a new leisure centre in the heart of the town. At a cost of 8 million pounds, this new centre includes a 25m pool, two dance studios and 100 fitness stations. Part of the external works package required curved railings and bench seating, all in 316 stainless steel. Having previously worked with Sandwell council on a number of street furniture projects Benchmark was happy to supply the ever robust Centerline CL005 stainless steel bench and bespoke curved railings to create a suitable boundary to protect the newly planted living...
New Campus range – Street furniture

New Campus range – Street furniture

Benchmark Design Ltd has just launched its new Campus range, a combination of aluminium and Iroko timber street furniture. The range is aimed towards the educational sector creating flexible and social areas for both students and staff. The Campus range is a collection of individual elements that the landscape designer can configure in numerous ways, to create relaxed spaces. Each item can be manufactured to any length or size allowing for complete freedom when planning for a pre-existing spaces Currently the range consists of Planters, Tables, Benches and soon to be Stools and...
Recent project for the Plimsol Building, London

Recent project for the Plimsol Building, London

The CL010 is from the Centerline range and can be made to any length and curved to any radius. There are a number of material and finish options, including powder coated galvanised mild steel in 316 marine grade stainless steel, allowing you to create a product unique to your...
Centerline co-ordinated street furniture – Beeston Tram

Centerline co-ordinated street furniture – Beeston Tram

With a new Tram line coming to the heart of Beeston, Benchmark where asked to supply a co-ordinated range of street furniture. Our Centerline stainless steel range was selected due to its robust nature yet timeless design. The majority of products where designed to bespoke dimensions allowing for a completely unique urban...
Bespoke Litter bin for Trinity Square, London

Bespoke Litter bin for Trinity Square, London

Trinity Square which is adjacent to the Tower of London required a number of new litter bins that would fit in with the other street furniture elements in this iconic location. Having worked with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on a number of projects we were happy to provide designs that would meet there requirements Trinity square has a large foot fall passing through it so extra capacity was needed . A design derived from our Baseline and Shoreline street furniture, using a combination of 316 stainless steel and Iroko hardwood was chosen and the capacity increased to accommodate a 140litre inner liner. In addition a skirt at ground level was added to deter rodents. Due to our manufacturing technique we can produce and design bespoke products without adding extra costs, thus allowing the client to create a truly unique item of street furniture....
Hayes Square Exeter  –  Shoreline street furniture

Hayes Square Exeter – Shoreline street furniture

Benchmark design are pleased to have supplied Blakedown landscapes with items from our Shoreline range of street furniture. At short notice we where able to provide a number of seats and benches manufactured from Iroko and 316 stainless steel. Our shoreline range combines 316 stainless steel and Iroko hardwood to create an elegant yet hardy range of street furniture. Street furniture provided: Shoreline SL003 seats Shoreline SL005...
New Baseline 100 bench

New Baseline 100 bench

The Baseline 100 has been designed with cost effectiveness in mind. Its simple manufacturing process gives the 100 a modern look yet manages to keep the cost down thus creating a 316 stainless steel bench at £345.00
New Plaza range

New Plaza range

Introducing our new Plaza range, a modular solution to fit any space. Today’s public realm spaces often require unique solutions. We have developed an external furniture range that can be configured to suit your needs. The modern granite acts as a pillar between the various 316 stainless steel modules, allowing you to develop extended custom-fit furniture or use as simple stand-alone...

New benchmark design website

Welcome to our new site. Along with a number of new features and many more products we have also introduced two new ranges. Please feel free to browse and should you require any further information please do get in touch directly.