This week, Aarsleff Ground Engineering, one of the UK’s leading ground engineering contractors, celebrated 30 years trading in the United Kingdom. Although their big plans for a celebrational event have been put on hold in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Aarsleff installed a large vertical living garden in their main office reception in Newark, Nottinghamshire to mark the occasion.
The vertical garden represents Aarsleff’s sister company Centrum Pile’s ongoing partnership with The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust; perfectly timed with the wildlife trust’s 30 days wild campaign during the month of June.
Previously, The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust advised Aarsleff and Centrum Pile of ways to create wildlife habitats and greener spaces on the office and factory premises. Also, recognising the positive mental health benefits attached to working in greener spaces around the office, Aarsleff were keen to implement the living garden wall.
Emily Patrick, Business Partnership Officer at Nottingham Wildlife Trust commented,
“What a great idea! I have loved being involved today with seeing the green wall being installed and hope it may benefit the health and wellbeing of the staff on site, just as much as being outdoors in green spaces does too.”
The living garden wall, is decorated in plants which allow for minimum maintenance - perfect for a busy office environment.
Paul Pendleton commented “Sustainability is at the forefront of our core values. It is important that we represent company-wide our commitment to driving a more sustainable future”.
Whilst Aarsleff were saddened to postpone their 30th anniversary event, the installation of the living vertical garden served as a promising substitute.