Balfour Beatty Claims UK’s First Roadside Living Wall

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Balfour Beatty Living Places and green infrastructure expert, Biotecture, are delivering what they claim to be the first hydroponic living wall next to a highway in the UK.

The project, on behalf of Southampton City Council, started this summer and is due for completion in the autumn.

Hydroponic living walls are sustainable, vertical installations containing living plants and foliage which grow without the need for soil. Offering many benefits to the public and the environment, these green and living structures help to remove air pollutants through the absorption of gases such as carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, as well as hazardous particulate matter.

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