Archway Town Centre and TfL Station Goes Green

Archway Town Centre and TfL Station Goes Green

Meristem have teamed up with Islington Council, Archway Town Centre and Transport for London to help transform Archway into a greener more welcoming place to shop, work and live.  To achieve this we rolled out a series of high profile green interventions which included Parklets, over 150mtrs of colourful steel planters, 2000 plants and 150 green screens.

Meristem's Living Wall at New York's Premier Design Show

Meristem's Living Wall at New York's Premier Design Show

Meristem were asked to provide a dramatic backdrop to the international award winning artist, David Harber, who's outdoor sculptures grace some of the worlds most prestigious residences, hotels and public spaces. His works are inspired by the interaction of light, reflection and nature which perfectly complements our vibrant living wall. The 4.5m x 3.6m living wall consisted of over 650 indoor plant varieties.

Three Meristem Parklets arrive in the City of London

Three Meristem Parklets arrive in the City of London

Last week Meristem installed three Parklets on St Mary’s Axe, in the City of London, as part of the Active City Network initiative by the City of London Corporation.

The aim of the initiative is to utilise pedestrianisation and green infrastructure in urban design to create cleaner, safer, and more pleasant public spaces for the 513,000 workers in the city to enjoy - with a view to encouraging a healthier and more active lifestyle.

No half term holidays for Meristem this February!

No half term holidays for Meristem this February!

Meristem were at the forefront of the Mayor of London’s new drive to clean up our city’s air last week - installing green screens, as well as some other planting, in three schools around London during half term.

Wyvil Primary School in South Lambeth, Robin Hood Junior School in Sutton, and Christopher Hatton Primary School in Holborn are now the happy beneficiaries of our urban greening, providing a cleaner and healthier environment for their pupils to learn and play in.


Derelict BT boxes receive a Green Makeover

Derelict BT boxes receive a Green Makeover

The classic K6 BT box,  designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom from 1926. 

In 2006 the K2 telephone box was voted one of Britain's top 10 design icons along with another red favourite, the Routemaster  bus. Due to a significant drop in their use since and the invention of the mobile phones the classic red BT telephone kiosks are unloved, unused and unfortunately being removed or sold into private use throughout the UK.

However there are still some left on our streets - we have repainted and greened up 2 of them. With a fresh splash of BT red paint we have added a steel planter, 2 large Trachelospermum, jasminoides, Vinca minor, Hedera helix and muehlenbeckia to two telephone boxes in Archway, Islington.

Hammersmith A4 'Fly-Under' receives a Green Makeover to help Combat Air Pollution

Hammersmith A4 'Fly-Under' receives a Green Makeover to help Combat Air Pollution

There are few urban environments where the air quality is poorer than under a city flyover and the Hammersmith flyover is no exception. The solution: over 95m of Living Green Screens in custom made planters. These pollution reducing screens are part of Hammersmith BID's Business Low Emission Neighbourhood and funded by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.