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Indoor green wall installed at Waterloo’s Build Studios

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More than 200 plants have been installed in the Botanic ART wall at the Build Studios co-working space in Waterloo.

Indoor green wall installed at Waterloo’s Build Studios

Build Studios – which offers co-working space for small businesses in the built environment sector – shares a building with DLD College London and the Urbanest Westminster Bridge student accommodation at the corner of Lambeth Palace Road and Westminster Bridge Road.

The 'affordable workspace' was part of the section 106 agreement associated with the high-rise development.

"We are very excited to be trialling the impact plants can have on office well-being and air purification," said Helen Santer, director of Build Studios.

"We know plants reduce stress levels and absenteeism, and that certain plants can improve air quality. So far, everyone at Build Studios has reacted favourably to the living wall."

The wall at Build Studios contains 240 plants including climbing fig, green ferns and English ivy.

Tim Wraight of Biotecture UK, the firm which installed the wall, said: "The Botanic ART wall allows a large number of plants to be grown in a small space, and is ideally suited to offices.

"It also requires no construction work or landlord approval, so is a fairly stress-free way of incorporating green infrastructure benefits into a building or living space. It's a great example of bringing nature inside."

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