BIOTECTURE, which deals with sustainable living wall systems, hosted a webinar via Zoom entitled; Greening Construction with Living Hoardings. This event took place on Thursday 23 September between 12.30-13.15, and was presented by Richard Sabin, managing director of Biotecture.
The webinar was described as an unmissable opportunity for anyone involved in minimising the impact of construction site activity on local residents, businesses, and the environment. Construction companies, developers, and others involved in the built environment attended.
Living hoarding systems can help transform construction sites into more visually appealing environments while long-term building work is underway, helping demonstrate consideration to the local community and enhancing the aesthetics of site perimeters. They can also help communicate developments’ green credentials and contribute to environmental targets.
Other key benefits include increasing local biodiversity, reducing noise and air pollution and aiding the planning process.
Biotecture’s case studies provided illuminating examples of how living hoardings have been incorporated on major developments around the UK. These include Farringdon Road on the Cycle Superhighway in the City of London and major developments in Leeds and Bristol.
Plants play a vital role in transforming the urban realm and enabling people to reconnect with nature. Accessing these benefits is easier than you might think and the webinar also considered the practicalities of installing living hoardings including lead times, fixings, maintenance, and relocation at the end of projects.
Richard Sabin, Biotecture managing director, said: ‘Living hoarding systems can help construction sites stand out for all the right reasons. Integrating sustainability into a scheme is possible right from the start with living hoardings and the benefits of integrating plants in the built environment are manifold.’