March 20, 2013
The London School of Economics (LSE) has over 100 plant displays of both interior and exterior planting. Based over a number of buildings LSE has recently undergone a huge transformation with the objective to ‘Green up the Campus’. The planting scheme boasts different environmental attributes and encourages diversified flora and fauna.
The exterior planting for the main reception area and walkway comprises of large beds and planted benches, planted with a mix of ornamental and native perennials, grasses, including varieties of strong seasonal and annual aesthetic interests of ecological value that supports a diverse wildlife habitat.
The project also included the installation of a Green Roof, using 18 different varieties of Sedum, which works as a natural habitat for insects and birds. Other environmental benefits include Saving Energy as it provides excellent thermal insulation properties, Noise Reduction, sound absorption properties reducing sound pollution both inside and outside the building. Alleviate Flooding retains rainwater following heavy rainfall minimising local flooding.
LSE is an environmentally and sustainability focused University and are at the forefront in utilising plants and new planting innovations to create an exceptional green environment for the benefit of their students, staff and the environment in which they are located.