Drapers Garden, City of London
A Jakob Green Wall system, created with a combination of stainless steel ropes and rods, together with spacer brackets to form the structures, has been installed at Drapers Gardens in the centre of London.
In order to achieve the BREEAM rating of “Excellent”, the fourteen storey building, constructed in 2009 in London’s Bank Conservation Area, incorporated several sustainable features, including our green wall. In addition, the office development included roof gardens as well as a new public garden for its occupants.
To create the ideal habitat for wildlife, the green wall design included bat boxes, providing a safe place for bats in the city. As well as being used to create habitats for urban areas, green walls can be used in cities to help improve the local air quality by trapping dust and pollutants, in addition to absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Green walls can also be used as an effective graffiti deterrent in areas where this is an issue, as green walls make the application of graffiti to structures near impossible.
With the Drapers Gardens green walls now fixed in several locations around the 270,000 square foot building, the outdoor space has been brightened and is helping increase biodiversity by providing habitats for wildlife generally as well as specifically for bats. Additionally, the green wall is helping to provide cleaner air in the urban environment – and looks great!