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The Top Five Living Walls of 2017

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Car park at Granta Park with green walls installed during 2017

Granta Park

We’re seeing more and more living walls on car parks, and for good reason: the greenery helps to disguise these potential eyesores, but also helps to absorb the pollutants from the vehicles that use the space.  Over the years we’ve completed projects like National Grid Carpark in Warwick, Marks & Spencer in Cheshire Oaks and now this year we completed Granta Park in Cambridge.

Installation of living walls during 2017 at Blackpool and The Flyde College

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Another sector that has really embraced living walls is higher education. It makes lots of sense to give students a better learning environment with more green space.  We’ve seen Universities such as Cambridge, Leicester, York, Kent and Liverpool use living walls in the past and this year we’ve worked with Blackpool and The Fylde College.

London Wall Place building with living walls installed in 2017

London Wall Place

One of our largest projects this year which is adding an acre of landscaped amenity space to the City of London.  We worked on designing the living wall, selecting a bespoke planting palette that includes native plants that have populated the historic London wall, since then we’ve planted and established the living walls on our nursery and installed the vast majority on site.

Nando's Cambridge planted living walls installed during 2017 with neon lights

Nando's Cambridge

We enjoyed the creative result of this living wall featuring Nando’s branding with neon tube lights.  The living wall complements Nando’s unique restaurant design as well, we have worked with them before at Aylesbury and Newport. We always like adding branding to our living walls to present brands in a green way.

Bird Street London temporary green wall that was in London for a few months during 2017

Bird Street

This temporary living wall in London was part of a very innovative scheme, looking to transform London’s west end.  The scheme combined a range of new technologies aimed at making London greener, such as paving that generates electricity from foot traffic and benches that clean the air of pollutants.