How can a living wall set your next development apart?
Whether you’re planning a new development or one of your existing buildings is starting to look slightly drab, living walls can set your portfolio apart. Urban greening is the future and forward-thinking developers and businesses are getting ahead of the trend now. Living walls are an opportunity for businesses to present their brands commitment to sustainability with a visual statement. They are also a space efficient way for property developers to satisfy planning conditions relating to green space while maximising a plots potential.
Return on investment
Living walls might be a reasonable investment compared to traditional cladding systems, however they can pay for themselves. One example is an Aveda Salon in Dublin which is positioned beside a large hotel. The hair and beauty salon was struggling to be noticed and was not getting enough footfall. Following the installation of the ANS Living Wall they noticed a 40% increase in sales over the following year and put it entirely down to the living wall making them stand out. People pay more for a pleasant space with greenery.
Maintenance and running costs
Just as landscaping on a horizontal surface require care, maintenance is essential for a living wall. The cost is actually comparable to traditional landscaping per square meter although there may be additional costs incurred for access depending on the design of the living wall. For example a tall living wall may require a scissor lift of cherry picker for maintenance access once or twice a year. As we provide maintenance we can provide an accurate quotation for annual maintenance prior to installation. Another option is to lease the living wall (for example for 5 years) which will spread the initial cost and includes maintenance.
Many companies have become more aware of their corporate social responsibility in recent years and part of this is a commitment to sustainability. These commitments can be expensive and risk going unnoticed by consumers. One case is Marks & Spencer who have many proactive measures to reduce their impact on the planet and consumers. We have installed many living walls for M&S over the years which help them raise awareness amongst their consumers of the commitments that they do make to the environment.
Moyo Aveda in Dublin that enjoyed a 40% increase in sales following the living wall installation.
Living Wall maintenance at University of Leicester
Living wall sign-board for M&S Newcastle
The living wall is fantastic, the natural lush greenery perfectly complements the urban backdrop and offers visitors an oasis of calm in a busy city centre. ANS Global were great to work with; they understood our vision and requirements from the offset and met these with enthusiasm and top quality service.
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