Chichester, UK (18th April, 2013) – ANS Group Europe, leading designers of indoor and outdoor living walls, has won a tender to install living walls at the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, an independently-owned hospital due to begin admitting private and NHS patients in April 2014.
ANS Group Europe will install two large living walls (totalling 167m2) at the hospital later this year, both of which will incorporate native species (including wildflowers), with many plants chosen based on their use in medicine. One planning requirement is to achieve a high BREEAM rating, which has led ANS Group Europe to include such a wide assortment of native species and wildflowers; BREEAM is the leading environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, setting best-practice standards in sustainable design, construction and operation.
The contract was awarded to ANS Group Europe after being recommended by a member of David Morley Architects’ team, who was impressed by their extensive portfolio and green-credentials. Working with contractors Vinci Construction, ANS Group Europe has designed the green walls to attract wildlife and blend seamlessly with the hospital’s rustic architecture and rural surroundings.
“We’re delighted to secure another project in Kent, as this is our second medical development in Maidstone,” said a spokesperson for ANS Group Europe. “The Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery is a fantastic building in a gorgeous setting, and we look forward to installing our walls soon.”
For more information on ANS Group (Europe) and their living walls, visit their site at http://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.
ANS Group (Europe)
Tel: +44 (0)845 505 5555