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Biotecture are now part of the Mitie Group

'With our shared passion for sustainability, joining Mitie enables UK wide delivery of our innovative green wall systems to an enviable client base.'

23rd February 2022 | By Jessica Wigmore

We are pleased to announce that Mitie, the UK’s largest facilities management company have acquired Biotecture. The acquisition now expands Mitie’s services to include vertical landscaping, alongside its traditional services.

Joining the Mitie Group will mean Biotecture plays a key role in supporting Mitie’s commitment to be the greenest landscaping provider and support its customers in achieving their sustainability ambitions.

Acquiring Biotecture also means that Mitie is growing its landscaping business and will be able to offer a wide range of living wall and living hoarding solutions to architects, designers, developers and contractors.

For nearly two decades, Biotecture living walls have been transforming indoor and outdoor urban spaces by improving air quality and biodiversity, while enhancing workspace design. Acquisition by Mitie is an exciting development for Biotecture and we are looking forward to the opportunities that it presents our customers as part of our turnkey offer.

Mitie Landscapes offers tailored horticultural and landscaping services, including grounds maintenance, landscaping, gritting and snow clearance, interior office plants and a Christmas decoration service.

As part of its strategy to be the UK’s greenest commercial landscaping provider, the acquisition of Biotecture is part of Mitie’s Plan Zero commitment to reach net zero carbon operational emissions by 2025. Mitie Landscapes’ new Hub in Hampshire has also been designed with this in mind, and includes ground source heat pumps, water recycling systems and energy efficient lighting, including LED lights which are powered only with renewable energy, to ensure the site is as sustainable as possible.

In February 2021, Mitie Landscapes launched the UK’s first ever zero emission gritter for commercial use, named ‘Gritter Thunberg’ by a public vote, to help businesses keep their people safe through winter, whilst limiting their impact on the planet. The company has also worked to eliminate chemicals and single use materials from its operations wherever possible, as well as phasing out the use of peat.

Tim Howell, Managing Director, Landscaping, Mitie, said: “As more companies realise the benefit of green spaces for both their people and the planet, interest in installing living walls is on the rise. Welcoming Biotecture to the Mitie team ensures we can offer both traditional landscaping services whilst also helping customers make the most of their vertical spaces. With this expansion of our services, we’re now even better placed to support a cleaner, greener Britain through the power of plants.”

Richard Sabin, Managing Director, Biotecture, said: “With our shared passion for sustainability, joining Mitie enables UK wide delivery of our innovative green wall systems to an enviable client base.  Employee wellbeing, workplace enhancements, better air quality & enriched biodiversity are just some of the benefits that we will focus on.   Together we will seek to transform both internal and external environments for the good of people and planet.”