Living walls are emerging everywhere, adopted by big blue chip companies and the general public alike, living walls are good news for the environment and also create a fantastic ‘WOW’ factor.
Scotscape is a multi-disciplinary landscaping company with a specialist department focused only on the design, installation and maintenance of living walls, we have installed some of the biggest living walls in the UK and have been fortunate enough to work on some very interesting commercial projects including M&S, Aveda, Rubens Hotel and the Aquatic Center at the Olympic Park. We have been part of the living wall industry in the UK since the trend emerged here in 2004 introduced by the pioneering French botanist Patrik Blanc, who’s iconic living wall installation at the Athenaeum Hotel in London’s Picadilly remains in situ, looking fantastic.
So what are the real benefits of installing a living wall either indoors or outdoors in the hospitality industry? Air quality improvements, sound abatement, biodiversity, insulation, reduction of the urban heat island effect and great aesthetics, form the core of living wall benefits. All plants bring biophillia benefits, improving working, living and hosting environments for customers, staff and residents where-ever they are specified. Studies have proven that this means reduced stress, better staff retention and better health. This is all great news for specifying living walls in the hospitality industry – creating ambient and healthy environments is key for customer satisfaction.
Sense of arrival is essential in the hospitality industry and a living wall can create a wow factor like no other! As part of interior specification, living walls in reception areas or in zones for rest and relaxation such as sitting areas or spas, also add a different dimension to otherwise sterile environments.
Scotscape maintains living walls to an excellent standard and we are happy to assist with living wall maintenance for existing living walls should you need expert advice to revive your living wall back to its former glory!
If you would like to meet our friendly team, do visit us at the forthcoming Surface Design Show stand 524 from the 10th-12th February at London’s Business Design Centre to find out more about our system, or call us on 0208 254 5000 to discuss your living wall with one of our team.