Residents, customers and visitors to Woking High Street have been enjoying a new natural walkway since May with the installation of a 75m living wall from Mobilane. The Mobilane Green Screens have been placed along the length of the Woking Train Station’s exterior wall as part of the Council’s green commitments.
Complementing other green initiatives in the transformation of the town’s Albion Square, the ivy screens now form a naturally green frame for the town’s iconic mural that depicts life along High Street in Edwardian times.
With a mix of species for interest and colour, the wall will not only attract insects and wildlife to an otherwise grey and urban part of town, but the screens will exercise their prowess in the improvement of air quality, as their foliage aids the trapping and capturing of harmful pollutants from passing and stationary traffic in the busy street.
Mobilane UK was appointed to install the ivy screens, which are watered by an innovative drip line irrigation system. The screens offer variety of foliage and floral interest, planted with Hedera Helix Woerner, variegated and non-variegated, and the new Euonymus Darts Blanket.
Accommodating the natural slope of the road and walkway, the screens maintain a straight top edge using a mix of screen heights from 1m to 2.2m. Installed in fibreglass containers to allow for ease of placement by forklift and potential repositioning at a later date, the screens were cut to fit prior to the installation of irrigation by the Mobilane technical team. The screens ongoing maintenance will be managed by Woking Council.
The week-long installation took place at the end of April 2019 and has already attracted positive local and regional media and visitor interest.
To find out more about Mobilane Green Screens and other ready-made green products for indoor and outdoor landscaping, contact [email protected], visit the website www.mobilane.com/en or call the UK office on 0203 741 8049 .