Chichester, UK (12th August, 2013) –ANS Group Europe, leading designers of indoor and outdoor living walls,has secured the contract to develop a living wall for the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery.
The bio diverse living wall at the specialist healthcare facility, which is due to start accepting patients in April 2014, will be 167 square metres over two walls and will be installed on 13th September 2013. It is being designed to achieve BREEAM excellence, best practice for sustainable and environmental design. To achieve BREEAM excellence the wall is being made up of 16, 032 plants, all of which are native species. Wildflowers are being used to attract insects, such as bees and butterflies, as well as some plants that are used in medicine.
The Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery is a £90m facility, serving a catchment of up to 1.5 million patients. It is available to both private and NHS patients and has 350 clinicians from 12 different countries.
A spokesperson for ANS Group Europe said: “We are delighted to have secured the contract for the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery and are very much looking forward to the project. With the project aiming for BREEAM excellence, we had to work closely with the institute on the best ways of maximising environmental and sustainable design. Our commitment to the environment is showcased in these two walls and is a major contribution towards the desired BREEAM rating. We are very excited to be able to work on the environmental aspects of a living wall and not just the aesthetics.”
For more information on ANS Group (Europe) and their living walls, visit their site at http://www.ansgroupeurope.com or call +44 (0)845 505 5555.
About ANS Group (Europe):
With wide-ranging expertise in all areas of horticulture and planting design, ANS Group (Europe) is passionate about supplying the best indoor living walls. They offer flexible packages which are tailored to each client’s specific requirements, with a variety of diverse design techniques at their disposal. They also provide regular maintenance visits to ensure all living walls remain healthy and looking at their very best.