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Client Background

Mace Group are delivering an £80m project for The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to build a new Centre Buildings Redevelopment (CBR). This will be LSE's largest ever redevelopment providing a world class learning environment.  The site accommodation consist of 21 Portakabin modules which house toilets and showers, a canteen, PPE store room and first aid office and meeting rooms.  The side of the buildings that faces the public space is clad in a combination of living walls designed and installed by Viritopia and mesh to mirror the actual plants but allow some light and ventilation into the building.

Featured Solution

  • Viritopia Living Wall System (Exterior)

Size:     25m² - 150m²

Project Drivers



Air Quality

striped living wall on construction site

Native species

This was one of the first living walls installed on temporary site accommodation and is larger than any temporary green wall with over 60m2 of native species.

Key benefits include that the wall improves air quality, considerably improves appearance for the project and the construction industry as a whole and rainwater harvesting has been incorporated to minimise water usage. BREEAM compliant plant sourcing will enable the plants to be incorporated in the final building design. Mesh screen over windows specifically designed to mirror actual plants. 

flowering biodiverse living wall on side of building looking down onto street

We're delighted with the green wall. It supports local biodiversity (including LSE's own bees), helps improve air quality, and it looks great. It also reflects the strong strategic commitment to sustainability and innovation at the heart of LSE's partnership with Mace.

Client at LSE