LIVING WALL FLOURISHES ON WAITROSE’S GREENEST STORE

The living wall installed on the Waitrose store in Bracknell is flourishing just six months after it was installed by Hedera Screens. Named as their lowest carbon store the 25,000 sqft store in Berkshire showcased a host of biodiverse new features to enhance the natural environment.

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The Living Wall uses Mobilane’s Live Panel product and measures 49 metres squared in total. Hedera Screens installed this in small modules, onto an aluminium frame which was then secured onto the face of the building. Each of the modules comprise of a specially designed substrate to enable the plants that are installed to not only establish themselves but also to thrive. The plants themselves were chosen for their colours and to ensure the wall stays green all year round, making this LivePanel wall a really eye-catching and beautiful feature.

Katherine Moore, Business Development Manager at Hedera Screens said, ‘The LivePanel living wall we installed at Waitrose has been a huge success. It takes very little effort to maintain given that it has a fully automated irrigation system within the rooting substrate which also provides the plants with essential nutrients. The installation took three days from start to finish and you can see from the picture that in a very short period of time it has flourished into a lush and pleasant feature on the store, creating a great deal of interest from everyone who sees it!. We routinely visit the store every two weeks to check that the irrigation is working correctly and to trim when required.

For more information please see www.hederascreens.co.uk

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Kirsty Hammond

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