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The mere insertion of plants into the built environment can enhance comfort, satisfaction, well- being and performance.

Biophilic Design

Living Wall Attraction at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

We’ve commenced work on of one of Europe’s largest living wall installations at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford in Kent

14th June 2019 | By Miriamme Rose

Earlier this spring Biotecture started work on one of Europe’s largest living wall installations, as part of the £90 million expansion of McArthurGlen Ashford Designer Outlet .  The 120,000 plants that comprise the living wall are being grown in Biotecture’s nursery in West Sussex.  The plants required for the project incorporate leafy greens, background foliage and seasonal colour, including Boxleaf Honeysuckle, Ivy, Rose of Sharon, Heuchera and Viola.  Biotecture are designing, growing and installing the £1.5 million living wall, which when complete will make McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, one of the world’s greenest shopping centres.

You can find out more about how we choose the plants for our living walls and grow them in our nurseries on the build process page

Once complete in Autumn 2019, the 2300 sq. metre living wall installation will become one of Kent’s must-see attractions.  The living wall is set to create a stunning atmosphere with the new entry promenade, various walkways and many of the new stores covered in beautiful gardens.

Richard Sabin, Biotecture Managing Director said: “This is a fabulous project. We are working with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford’s construction partner, McLaren, and landscape architects, Applied Landscape Design, to deliver the living wall and have taken on additional nursery space to accommodate the 8,000 or so hydroponic growing panels.”

You can learn more about the Ashford Designer Outlet refurbishment project on the McArthurGlen website