Apparently, scaffolding is getting a facelift!
To begin with, a trial is currently taking place on a Grade 1 listed building project in Mayfair. This trial is of the ‘Living Wall Lite’, designed by Arup. Fully fitted with sensors, they will monitor the impact it has on noise, temperature and air pollution. They hope that this temporary living wall scaffolding will reduce localised air pollution by up to 20%. They also hope that noise pollution will be dampened by up to ten decibels.
The developer stated: “Living Wall Lite has the potential to transform scaffolding and hoardings into much more than just a cover up.”
“By introducing plants and flowers, we can create a more attractive and healthier environment for local residents, businesses and workers on site.”
The development director of Grosvenor’s London estate, Mark Tredwell also supports this. “This is a great initiative and is in line with our long-term ambition to improve the environmental sustainability of the buildings across our London state, reducing emissions by 50% by 2030.”
But that’s not all, construction workers are also getting their very own weather report too. This is key for construction workers as bad weather can impact every part of a construction project. Take a look at what’s in store here.
So what do you think? Do you think this trend could spread across to other construction sites? Let us know in the comments below.