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phs Greenleaf bring a burst of nature to London’s West End

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phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

phs Greenleaf bring a burst of nature to London’s West End

phs Greenleaf injected a burst of natural greenery into a dark corner of the West End when it worked with a London interior design agency on an office redesign in the city.   

RISE Interiors appointed phs Greenleaf to support them during an office redesign project for a client on Endell Street in London’s West End. Whilst they were working on the office’s interior design, phs Greenleaf was tasked with breathing new life into the narrow, dark office entrance below street level.

Down the steps from the street, the office entrance was next to a bare, tall grey brick wall which did not offer the warm, uplifting welcome the client wanted for their new-look office.

phs Greenleaf designed a stunning nine metre tall, 1.8 metre wide living wall and filled the space with fresh green plants, creating a clean, healthy feeling environment to greet visitors.

As the space did not allow for much natural light, the team had to carefully select hardy plants which could still thrive in low light conditions. Over 550 plants were packed into the wall, including Asplenium Scolopendrium, Carex 'Evergold', Dryopteris Erythrosora Brilliance and Helleborus Foetidus.

A stackable PlantBox system was used, made from 100% recycled polypropylene.

Stephen Dieppe, Managing Director of phs Greenleaf, said: “There is no reason why you cannot have a beautiful, vibrant office entrance below street level. The exterior is just as important as the interior and first impressions count. RISE always takes a very creative and innovative approach to their designs and this is no exception. They have a real joy and passion for what they do, so it was a pleasure working with them to transform this compact space.”

Sophia Smigol from RISE Interiors said: “To install a nine-metre-high living green wall, in a secluded courtyard, which can only be accessed through a narrow alleyway, is a challenging project for anyone. phs Greenleaf delivered an outstanding result – a tastefully curated living wall that looks vibrant and healthy. It elevates the mood of the courtyard and creates a wonderfully calm environment.”

phs Greenleaf supplies over 8,000 UK customers, including hospitality and leisure venues, retail, public buildings and commercial premises, with quality horticultural services such as indoor and outdoor plants, living walls, gritting and grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

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