The Company:

Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, real-time data.    Using cloud-based technology, they act as an independent partner providing validated data and insightful analytics to enable buyers to manage risk, and suppliers to increase market reach in their sector.

The communities help increase compliance and minimise costs for the network as a whole.

Customers include Dublin Port Co, Lendlease, Toyota, EDF, McLaren, Aston Martin, Shell, Network Rail, SSE, Costain, Balfour Beatty, London Underground amongst others.


The Brief:

In October 2014, Achilles Group carried out a review of the Interior Landscaping Contract at their Abingdon office.  The brief was to design a modern, contemporary scheme, which would complement the building and which would add a much needed splash of colour.  The main reception was of particular importance to the client and they were keen for the scheme to evoke a striking contemporary look and feel.

How Green Team Interiors met the Brief:

Green Team Interiors worked very closely with Achilles’s Facilities Manager and his assistant, to create a design concept that would reflect the company’s branding, as well as showcasing the contemporary style of the building.

Two further meetings followed to finalise the designs, planter colours and the selection of planting.  Different areas of the building were considered individually from the design perspective, colour swatches were considered and compared and a final scheme was agreed.   Sample pots were taken in and left for the Client to consider.

Following the cancellation of existing contractor and removal of old displays, a delivery date of Saturday 9 May 2015 was agreed to allow for a smooth installation and so that people arriving on Monday morning would be greeted by a stunning new planting scheme.

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The Specification:

The planters included:

  • Floor Standing – Curvy S, Marilyn, Yang, Tower
  • Desk tops – Linik Troughs, Geneva, Berlin

Plants introduced included:

  • Ficus microcarpa S-Shape
  • Aglaonema Silver Queen
  • Croton Mrs Iceton
  • Asplenium nidus
  • Ficus single stem
  • Baby Beaucarnea
  • Pachira aquatica
  • Anthurium
  • Schefflera compacta
  • Pleomele Song of Jamaica
  • Cycas revoluta
  • Dracaena surculosa
  • Dracaena compacta
  • Calathea Triostar