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Client Background

The new teaching and learning centre at University of Leicester was given planning permission in 2019, to deliver over 8,000m2 of new space including lecture theatres, flat floor teaching and exhibition space.  We were specified by Associated Architects to design and build the external green wall.

Featured Solution

  • Viritopia Living Wall System (Exterior)

Size:     74m²

Project Drivers



tall vertical green wall on university campus building facade

Strawberries and herbs

Facing south-west, we looked to create a plant palette that would thrive in full sun, so we included Mediterranean herbs such as thyme, spring bulbs and Fragaria Vesca, a woodland strawberry specie.  The final plant selection ensures that there is evergreen cover with plenty of seasonal interest with the various flowering plants and strawberries.