The living wall at the Network Housing Groupʼs new affordable housing development, near Hommerton Station (London), was finally completed in June 2011, bringing much needed greening to the area of London, using the bespoke, ANS Living wall system.
It was a huge challenge for ANS, as it stands the tallest living wall in Europe. With it topping out at the 14th floor, the wall covers over 220m2, using over 24,600 plants. Due to the height, maintenance will be carried out by experienced abseillers, trained in horticulture.
The top of the wall ran smoothly into the green roof (also supplied by ANS Group), using the same species of plants to ensure good coverage and establishment. The green roof runs up at a 45° slope for approximately 6m, until it leveled out across the remainder of the roof. All in all, approximately 750m2 of ANS Green Roof System was supplied to the roof areas.
For those of you with an interest in the subject, the project recently won the Estates Gazette Green Award Residential Development of the year 2010.