Urban Greening

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.

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. 

Meristem's Ealing On Street Parklets Go Live

Meristem's Ealing On Street Parklets Go Live

Meristem designed, supplied and installed 3 Parklets across the borough of Ealing.

The 3 Parklets are modular and can easily be moved to different locations using a pallet truck. They have a number of wooden benches and 6 bike parking spaces and are designed to encourage cycling, improve air quality, increase biodiversity and make the street greener for residents, shoppers and businesses.

Meristem's Business Parklets winner of the Healthy Street Awards

Meristem's Business Parklets winner of the Healthy Street Awards

We are delighted our Parklets won a Healthy Streets Award last Friday for the Best Healthy Streets Improvement District Project. 

This was a joint application with Hammersmith BID for our Business Parklets on Hammersmith Grove, which are part of a wider initiative to deliver green spaces, cleaner air and promote cycling. 

Meristem Green Screens to surround construction sites

Meristem Green Screens to surround construction sites

8 Build Ltd are trialling our Green Screens along the hoarding of their construction sites, with the view to expand to their other sites if successful.

Our green screens help to reduce both air and noise pollution making it a healthier and safer environment.

Meristem Shortlisted for 2 Healthy Streets Awards

Meristem Shortlisted for 2 Healthy Streets Awards

Meristem shortlisted for 2 categories at this years Healthy Streets Awards:

1. Best Healthy Streets Business Improvement District Project - UK's First Business Parklets 

2. Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives Award - Car Free Street Parties

eOffice and Meristem team up to create London’s greenest serviced office provider

eOffice and Meristem team up to create London’s greenest serviced office provider

eOffice, one of the most dynamic office providers offering shared workspaces in more than 120
cities, across 60 countries.

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
between humans, nature and natural processes, which more recently has been recognised as a key consideration when designing and developing workspaces.

4 Hammersmith Parklets Launched this week!

4 Hammersmith Parklets Launched this week!

This week we launched 4 of our new community Parklets on Hammersmith Grove, 2 of them even had 3m high Green Pergolas.

Combining trees and plants with wooden benches and cycle parking, these 4 10m by 2.5m Parklets are designed to encourage cycling, improve air quality and make the street greener for residents, shoppers and businesses. They’re also part of a borough-wide plan to support and encourage biodiversity in the area.

Our Community Parklet Shortlisted for the London Sustainabilty Awards 2018

Our Community Parklet Shortlisted for the London Sustainabilty Awards 2018

The Sustainable City Awards celebrate the best examples of innovation and good practice, for a smarter, healthier and more environmentally friendly world.

It is an amazing organisation and the award received a huge amount of entries so we're delighted our Community Parklet has been shortlisted to the last 4.