Marks & Spencer’s Living Wall Comes to Life
It was my forty-mmmth birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day – breakfast in bed, pub lunch, birdwatching (yellow hammer, willow tit, water rail the highlights), a beer in the sun and dinner. But an completely unexpected treat on the way home was seeing the newly installed ‘living wall’ at Marks & Spencer lit up in all its glory.
The wall is 167 square metres, constructed from nearly 16,000 individual plants, and is designed to bring birds and insects into the centre of Newcastle. I’m sure the bees in the hives on the roof of Fenwicks just down Northumberland Street will be highly appreciative.
And if you think this is just green bling, the store is getting a massive sustainable energy makeover with intelligent door sensors and a system to use waste heat from refrigeration internally.
Great to see M&S continuing to forge the path on these issues – and even better that its on my doorstep!