This week we continued our collaboration with the City of London Corporation to deliver the second of the Active City Network’s Lunchtime Streets events. The events are hosted on temporarily closed busy streets around the borough across 3 days. Our first event was on St Mary’s Axe from Tuesday the 13th of August to Thursday the 15th, and our most recent one is this week from the 3rd of September to the 5th at 12pm-2pm each day on Chancery Lane.
Last week we finished our second Euston Green Link project - a 5 story vertical greening project on the exterior of Chutney’s restaurant on Drummond Street, this follows our first phase of planters on North Gower Street. The project was designed by Cityscapes and organised by the Euston Town business partnership as part of the Mayor of London’s low emissions neighbourhood scheme.
We were delighted to be asked to present to a packed out conference about engaging with business partners on our Parklets and other Green infrastructure projects. As the market leader in this industry we demonstrated how the private sector can match funding new initiatives or provide funding for the ongoing maintenance.
Last week saw the instillation of a cycling-friendly Parklet on Rivington street in Hackney, outside Rotate, a cycling store and cafe in the heart of London’s first ever Low Emissions Neighbourhood. This Parklet was funded by Hackney Council with the aim of making the space greener and more attractive to spend your time, as well as encouraging a healthier lifestyle.
After our success at the Chelsea Flower Show we are delighted that the RHS have once again asked us to design and supply living walls for another of their shows.
This week in the wonderful grounds of Hampton Court Palace we have 3 living walls:
A double sided herb wall consisting of more than 700 fragrant, edible herbs.
And two 3x2m living walls situated at the entrances planted with vibrant salvia and achillea to grab your attention.
We are delighted to announce that our Parklets in Hammersmith have won an award for its “wider commitment to delivering green spaces, cleaner air and promoting cycling”.
The Parklets won under the Community Partnership’s Social & Environmental Sustainability category and has been praised for being ‘an innovative business model.’
Meristem Design further established our status as the leading designer and constructor of Parklets in the UK by installing Europe’s largest Parklet in Perth, Scotland, and beginning the role out of a series of six Parklets in Islington!