Office plants for Manchester finance company

  • Manchester-based finance company approached Inleaf to provide office plants
  • Growing, people-focused business based in a converted mill building in Manchester
  • We provided a design-led scheme that makes the most of the original features
  • Feedback from the client "Very, very impressed!"

By Daniel Atherton


Here’s another Manchester office plant installation that we’re very proud of.

Our client, a specialist finance company, is growing at a rapid rate and now occupies three large offices in converted mill buildings.

They approached us to install and maintain living plant displays for their offices, reception areas and break-out spaces.

Office plants for growth

Key to the client’s continued success is their ability to attract and retain the brightest staff, and to provide a work environment in which those staff can produce their best work. As lots of studies have shown, office plants are proven to increase workplace productivity.

But it was the health and wellbeing benefits of living plants that the business-owners were most interested in. As a forward thinking company they are focused on providing a healthier and happier workplace and care about the welfare of their staff.

Design ideas & options

Being based in converted mill buildings means lots of fantastic original features. We worked with the client and their interior designers to come up with a number of ideas and options to fit in with the space.

After reviewing the options the client chose a combination of modern gloss-white plant containers and a palette of plants; each chosen to suit the conditions, scale and desired effect for each position. And of course all proven to perform well in improving the indoor air quality inline with the client’s brief.

Office plant positions

The office reception features large Ficus Amstel King trees either side of the feature staircase. Smaller Ficus trees were then placed elsewhere in the scheme to continue this effect.

  • Living plants for office canteen
  • Feature tree displays in Manchester office
  • Live Pictures on office wall
  • Live Picture wall displays and trough planters
  • Window sill plant displays

Where floor-space is limited, custom-made troughs were placed with spiky Sansevieria plants to show-off the deep window sills that are a key feature of the converted mill building.

In another office room, Live Picture living units were installed on the exposed brick wall. The contrasting combination of rustic brick, the slick white lines of the living wall units combined with the random, organic effect of Epipremnum plants creates a design feature that creates an immediate impact when entering the space.

The same Epipremnum and spiky Sansevieria plants were also used in the staff canteen breakout areas, planted large troughs and desktop bowls. Elsewhere Philodendron plants were also used.

Ongoing maintenance

As with almost all of our installations, we now visit regularly to ensure the plants continue to look their at best. This includes pruning, watering, cleaning and – where necessary – replacing the plants. Our team also take care of preventative pest control with organic treatments.

It’s great to be working with such a fantastic business and playing a small part in their continued growth.