555 Flats is an apartment community that is a cornerstone of the redevelopment in the Pennsylvania Business Campus located in Horsham, PA. As construction began, BET Investments and Harkins Builders approached Shearon to bid the landscape installation for both the site and interior courtyard.
After reviewing the plans, Shearon’s team found that the proposed landscape did not match the quality or ease of maintenance BET Investments expected for its projects. Shearon’s design team reimagined the interior courtyard to complement the architecture of the building implementing a modern landscape with sweeping beds of low maintenance shrubs. As a result of this redesign and a long relationship with both BET and Harkins Builders, Shearon was awarded the landscape installation for both the courtyard and the entire site.
Working within the enclosed courtyard presented many logistical challenges. Knowing we would be working on a tight timeline, Shearon planned ahead to stockpile materials within the courtyard allowing finish work to be completed efficiently. Shearon’s scope included:
- Stormwater management
- Hardscape installation
- Topsoil placement
- Planting and sod
- Amenity construction
By providing turnkey services, Harkins was able to rely on one contractor to meet the tight timelines brought on by COVID-19.
The end result is an amenity space for residents with a pool, outdoor kitchen, yoga area, bocce and open turf space for relaxing all within a modern maintainable landscape. Apartment rentals have greatly outpaced expectations shortly after opening.