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Mint Hotel

Pepys Street, London

Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd was commissioned to supply and erect 1025m2 of green wall extending up to the 11th floor of the new hotel development project.

After 12 months of work developing the scheme, the completed living wall wraps around the building on all four elevations between floor levels 9 and 11, and in the external courtyard the living wall starts on the 2nd floor and extends up to the 11th floor (35m).  At the reception area of the hotel there is a glass roof through which it is possible to view the green wall.

A wide range of plants that will tolerate all aspects (as planting is on the North, South, East and West aspects of the building) has been used, with a total of 184,000 plants.  The plant modules have all been grown off-site for a period of six months prior to installation.

The Extensive Green roof to the hotel is a combination of Sedum and Wildflower plugs of some 350m2. There are very few buildings in the city with such a high % of green infrastructure such as the Mint Hotel and we are very proud to be involved in the detail design development of this package. Frosts have donated a number of Bee Walls to the client and these will be situated on the roof on 11th floor.

With the Living Wall being the tallest live green wall on a building in Europe it has caused great excitement to see it erected and is a fantastic achievement for all concerned.

To add so much environmental and biodiversity benefits to London is very rewarding, we only wish that there were more clients like Mint Hotel who are committed to Living Walls & Green Roofs.

In Dec 2011 Frosts won a the BALI Principal Award for Green Roofs/Living Walls for this scheme.

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Project details

Client
Mint Hotel
Date
2010 - 2011
Value
£750,000
Main Contractor
Laing O'Rourke
Landscape Architect
Bennetts Associates

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