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AKRI® Steel Retaining Planters.

Enhance the aesthetics of any outdoor area with AKRI®, hard-wearing raised planter beds and integrated seating.

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What is AKRI?

It’s no secret that plants and greenery soften and colour the landscape, add texture and improve mental health and well-being. With that in mind we created AKRI steel retaining walls as a flexible, modular solution to introduce planting to busy urban environments. AKRI, even in the busiest of cities, helps contribute to local biodiversity and lets people engage with nature. AKRI provides a versatile solution for creating raised planting schemes in any public area bringing nature, trees and plants together in one space.

AKRI consists of:

  • AKRI300 and AKRI600 2m straight and curved panels
  • A range of heights from 300mm to 1100mm
  • Available in a range of materials and finishes
  • Ideal for public realm, courtyards, podiums and roof gardens
  • Timber benches can be integrated or retro-fitted
  • Backrests are optional and come in different finishes
  • Armrests can be added in different positions and finishes

AKRI 300 | AKRI 600

Why choose AKRI?

The AKRI system makes it even easier for large planting beds to become part of a wider scheme. Manufactured from thick recycled steel panels, AKRI is an extremely hard wearing and robust solution guaranteed to withstand heavy use in public areas. AKRI puts the designer into the driver's seat, allowing for more creative freedom with shapes, curves and finishes to achieve the desired result.

Key features:

  • Tested and certified by ARUP
  • Sustainable and cost effective retaining wall solution
  • Creative freedom with shapes, curves and sizes
  • Strong and robust - no, bowing leaking or collapsing
  • Available in a range of materials and finishes
  • Made to order
  • Quick lead time to meet project deadlines
  • Retrofitting options available now with additional integrated seating

How AKRI can help you

AKRI allows the specifier to specify for multiple projects (large or small) and create a unique solution designed to meet the needs of any scheme.

Made from recycled steel, and crafted from both straight (AKRI300) and curved (AKRI600) panels, AKRI planters are a sustainable and cost effective solution compared with traditional masonry walls or smaller sit-on top planters.

Choose from a range of material and finish options to suit, there’s even the optional addition of integrated seating, adding another convenient and beautiful element.

Materials and Finishes:

  • CorTen
  • Stainless Steel
  • Powder Coated Mild Steel

Seat slats are offered in Iroko timber as standard which changes in colour over time from UV exposure. To maintain its original look and feel , we recommend treating the timber with a UV protective coating that will preserve a richer colouration over a longer period of time compared with untreated timber.

Freshly Machined Iroko
3-6 month Iroko
6-9 month Iroko
12 month Iroko

How to specify

Sometimes specifying can be a minefield of products and options, that’s why we’ve made it even easier for you to specify our modular solutions. Build your own, download our CAD blocks for your own drawings. You can also use the NBS Specification tool simply select 'copy spec to clipboard' to include AKRI® products in your specification.


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