Euston Green Link - wall trellis and street planting
We were heavily involved with the Euston Green link, working with designers City Scapes to deliver two urban greening projects along North Gower Street for the Euston Town Business District Partnership as part of he Mayor of London’s low emissions neighbourhood scheme. The Euston Green Link aims to combat the estrangement from nature that can occur in cities by reintegrating plants into areas through vibrant and attractive projects.
Working with City Scapes, the first phase was the installation of prism shaped planters along the pedestrianised pathway at the end of the street. The steel planters were painted with the colours of the Business Districts branding. They contained a variety of species and make the space more vibrant and attractive, with the hope of increasing pedestrian use and ultimately getting greater footfall past the independent businesses in the area.
The second phase was an ambitious five-story vertical greening project on the exterior of Chutney’s restaurant on Drummond Street. This design, also produced by City Scapes, involved 13 prism shaped planters, again coloured with Drummond Street branding, up the wall, which were linked by a stainless steel trellis system. Climbing plants will grow from the bright planters and along the trellis to create a large green wall that makes the area more attractive and vibrant.
It is hoped that our projects will bring the area to life and use the power of plants to encourage visitors towards the independent business community on Drummond Street, creating a vibrant area, which is especially important with the loss of nature from the construction of HS2.