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.
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.
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.
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.
Meristem returned to St Peter’s Eaton Square C of E School in the heart of London for a second phase of Pollution Reducing Green Screens to improve air quality in the playground for its pupils, staff, parents and visitors.
Meristem installed 25m of 1m high Hedera Helix Woerner Green Screens in bespoke powder-coated steel planters.
We also added an an internal Live Picture filled with 6 fern varieties at the top of the stairs where it can enjoy maximum visibility from the children and staff.
Last Thursday Luxborough Street was temporarily closed to traffic for the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) Community Street Party.
We were joined in the sun by Dr. Bike cycle checks, Sustrans with their pedal powered tunes, face painting, air quality activities and information about other Low Emission Neighbourhood plans.
Lambeth Council has always been one of the more innovative local authorities in combating air pollution for their residents. Their latest initiative involves selecting a number of schools in the most polluted areas of the borough in order to install our Green Screens to reduce air pollution by an average of 40%.
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Meristem have greened up several of their offices including their head office in Fitzrovia.
The concept of biophilia (meaning love of nature) highlights an innate connection and attraction
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