Chichester, UK (4th July, 2012) – ANS Group, leading designers of indoor and outdoor living walls, have recently completed work on the new M&S Eco Store at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village, near Ellesmere Port.
ANS Group provided six living walls for the new eco store, which are some of the largest and most varied of M&S’s walls yet, incorporating thirty types of plants and flowers (with many native species reflecting plants found in the local area). As the walls are irrigated from a rainwater harvesting system, they will provide a habitat for local bio-diversity; species were chosen carefully to benefit as much wildlife as possible, ensuring birds, bees, insects and butterflies are comfortable with the new walls.
The group had previously carried out two other jobs for M&S – at their Sheffield and Norwich branches – before receiving a tender package for the new eco store. The living walls have been placed at high-visibility areas, with one at the vehicle entrance to the multi-storey car park, and another at the pedestrian entrance. Each wall incorporates the M&S branding design, and offers air purification as well as insulation against noise and heat.
“This has been a fascinating, challenging and ultimately rewarding project,” a spokesperson for ANS Group (Europe) said. “Not only are the living walls a great benefit to the local wildlife, but they also look fantastic – both we and M&S are delighted with the results. As we are incredibly passionate about the environment, we are thrilled that M&S are making this an eco-store, and hope it encourages many other companies and individuals to consider their impact on the world around them in greater detail.”
For more information on ANS Group (Europe) and their living walls, visit their site at www.ansgroupeurope.com/ or call +44 (0)845 505 5555.
About ANS Group (Europe):
With wide-ranging expertise in all areas of horticulture and planting design, ANS Group (Europe) is passionate about supplying the best indoor and outdoor living walls. They offer flexible packages which are tailored to each client’s specific requirements, with a variety of diverse design techniques at their disposal. They also provide regular maintenance visits to ensure all living walls remain healthy and looking at their very best.
Joel Nash – Marketing Manager
ANS Group (Europe)
Church Road, Aldingbourne
Zip: PO20 3TU
Tel: +44 (0)845 505 5555
Fax: +44 (0)845 505 5556