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When everybody is planting apples a visionary plants oranges.

Matshona Dhliwayo

Bath Riverside

  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • 2017
  • For Jessella Ltd
  • 130m2

Project Details

  • Several areas of living wall installed on the same site
  • Designed to increase Biodiversity of the area
  • Links to the river Avon

This Crest Nicholson development on the South Bank of the river Avon in Bath is an impressive development containing 2000+ homes on a formally derelict industrial site. Sustainability and environmental initiatives were a vital part of the design ethos of this development from the beginning. Pocket Parks, Wild Meadows, and riverside walkways are all built into the site plan. More than 18,500 trees and shrubs were planed in phase one of the build alone. The developers have also included brown roof and Biotecture living walls to help increase Biodiversity. The sections of living wall on the south facing elevations form part of the sunny commercial terrace. For these sections flowering and fragrant species like Bergenias and Geraniums were chosen to give a ever shifting appearance throughout the seasons. For the north facing sections of living wall that overlook the river Avon it was important to  create a ecological and visual link to the river by promoting wildlife and biodiversity with native species and habitat boxes.