See our video services!
At The Guide Liverpool, we’ve been helping businesses promote themselves and reach new clients and customers for years. Our professional video crew can help you increase engagement, interaction and revenue by presenting your business to a wide audience with a creative, exciting promotional video for use on multiple online channels.
Liverpool has just become cleaner and greener thanks to the installation of a ‘living green wall’ on the exterior of St Johns Shopping Centre.
Spanning 65 metres in length, the living green wall is one of the longest in the UK and has been installed as part of a project which seeks to increase green space in urban areas, improve air quality and support health and wellbeing.
The project is being led by The Mersey Forest and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 project Urban GreenUP. The installation, filled with over 14,000 evergreen plants, encourages bees and other pollinators, whilst making the city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable.
Enjoy the weekend
Jay 👍 pic.twitter.com/SUAzOUTae1
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) May 22, 2020
The innovative installation is visible from pedestrianised areas around it and from Queens Square Bus Station. St Johns is one of a handful of shopping centres in the UK to bring such benefits to the local community through their green space initiative. The living green wall is the latest in a series of green projects that St Johns has undertaken. Over the Summer the centre is planning to install beehives on its roof to create ‘bee-lanes’ which will provide a shelter for bees and other pollinators in the city centre.
The Urban GreenUP project has been awarded nearly £3.5m of European funding to tackle environmental issues through nature-based solutions, with St Johns being one of many projects in the city centre.
“We are thrilled to launch our green wall today. Through months of hard work, and with the challenge of safely undertaking work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered an important initiative that not only enhances the shopper experience, but also benefits the local community. Green spaces in many city centres are few and far between and we understand as a community shopping centre our role is to help improve the built environment and to bring wider benefits to the community by improving air quality, biodiversity and health and wellbeing across the city.”
“The living green wall will be good for attracting pollinators – so increasing biodiversity, as well as adapting to climate change and for business. There are 17 species of plants in the living green wall which Biotecture has designed in co-ordination with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We are looking forward to seeing how this, together with the new roof garden at Royal Court Theatre, can provide benefit both for wildlife and people right in the heart of our city.”
“I’m delighted to see the progress with this installation which is one element in a series of different interventions and projects across Liverpool to help discover how cities can best ‘green’ themselves.”
“As well as this living green wall in the city centre, we are working to reveal natural water features in Otterspool Park to improve bio-diversity there, placing living floating islands on Sefton Park lake to provide natural cleansing of the water, and planting trees with sustainable drainage on the Strand, amongst many other experimental projects.”
“The living green wall at St Johns Shopping Centre is great news for the city. This installation makes our city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable. It is important for us to improve the experience for everyone using our city centre and we’ll look forward to welcoming all to see it in the weeks ahead.”
The five-year Urban GreenUP project is working with local stakeholders including Liverpool City Council, Mersey Forest with the support of Community Forest Trust, Liverpool BID Company, and the University of Liverpool, as well as organisations in Valladolid (Spain) and Izmir (Turkey) and five other cities across the world.
Sign up with us to receive the latest news, straight to your inbox!
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
|cookielawinfo-checbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.