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2015
Living Wall Case Study

Marks & Spencer Newcastle

Size: 
25m² - 150m²
Duration: 
2 weeks
Retail Living Wall on an M&S in Newcastle
Close up of the Living Wall in M&S
ANS's Living Wall on the outside of the M&S
M&S's Living Wall on display to shoppers
The retail Living Wall at night
The full living wall on the M&S in Newcastle
Client background: 

Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. Selling stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products as well as outstanding quality food, responsibly sourced from around 3,000 suppliers globally, M&S has it all covered; especially when it comes to living walls on their stores!

Scope of works: 

The ANS Living Wall system has been proved by M&S as being the most sustainable, boasting very little water usage and an organic substrate.  This enables us to have natural living walls with indigenous planting in each varied location. We design the planting palate and the rainwater harvesting systems based on individual stores whether they are new build or retro-fitted.  However, although the plant species are varied based on each location, the visual appearance of the M&S brand is kept consistent.

The living walls at Newcastle always evergreen with colour and interest throughout the changing seasons. They also provide a cleaner air quality to the busy urban streets and precincts. 

Case Study Location

77-87 Northumberland Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 7AS
United Kingdom
M&S Newcastle is one of our most important stores and the finished green wall and store’s eco energy refit is hugely exciting for everyone at the company. We hope the completion of this project will boost Northumberland Street, and provide our customers with an improved shopping experience. The green wall is a real standout, and with summer just around the corner it will be exciting to watch it continue to flourish.