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Commitment to sustainability

National Grid’s HQ is located on the outskirts of Warwick, within view of historic Warwick Castle, and it houses some 2,800 staff. This 24 hour site is critical to the power distribution infrastructure across the UK. National Grid’s commitment to sustainability meant that they wanted something extraordinary for their new car park; now finished, it has literally come alive!

Featured Solutions:

  • Exterior Living Wall

Size:     300m² +

Industry:     Commercial Building Facades & Carparks

Project Drivers


Social Impact

Air Quality

National Grid site

Green ethos

Viritopia was approached to help National Grid to fulfil the green ethos that the company seeks to embody. 

Close up Living Wall

Working with architects One World Design we designed the scheme to incorporate one of Europe’s largest green walls. National Grid are truly thrilled with the end result and to win the award was the cherry on top of the icing!

97,000 plants, 20 different species

The living wall incorporates more than 97,000 plants and 20 different species including fruit bearing plants, including strawberries. These particular plants were selected to include predominantly native and wildlife-friendly species, the majority of which are evergreen in order to provide coverage all year round.

Blooming flower

Ecology and biodiversity

The living wall was designed to add both ecology and biodiversity to the area, but also it will flower and bloom, providing a pop of colour and variety with the seasons.

Living Wall

Winner of Best New Car Park award

Viritopia were delighted to have been part of this project which has won the Best New Car Park award.

Birds Eye View of Living Wall, Car Park and Pond