Rise Homes’ Commitment to Sustainability with 18m-high living wall in Stockport
Thursday April 1, 2021
The Mailbox creates 117 stunning rental apartments and 12,500 sq ft of flexible office space for businesses of all sizes. This Award Winning regeneration project features a wonderful open atrium at the heart of the development, an incredible roof terrace where residents can enjoy stunning views and an 18m-high living wall that covers part of all four elevations of the building.
Rise Homes are committed to sustainability, making a determined and conscious effort through a number of design, construction and operating decisions to lessen our own footprint, and that of our residents and occupiers, on the environment.
Priding themselves on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), Rise Homes wanted to include a living wall on the facade of the building in the initial designs. Working closely with ANS Global, Mosaic Town Planning, Stockport City Council, Pozzoni Architects and Elder Lester McGregor to complete the urban greening scheme, which involved not just one but 14 different living walls over 4 elevations. At 1190m2 there are 114,240 plants that wrap around the building!