Bracknell residents will start to see the concrete structure of the new The Avenue car park transform as the installation of the first two sections of Hedera wall commences this week (February 27 2017).
The Hedera ‘walls’, made from green ivy will be lifted in to position on a steel frame, secured by a mesh screen to create a green living wall. The walls will act as a picturesque screen whilst still allowing ventilation from the car park.
Between the green walls, timber fins will also be mounted on to the external elements of the car park ramps. In total approximately 4,200 metres of Western Red Cedar timber will transform the architecture of the car park.
Simon Russian, development manager, Legal and General on behalf of Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, said: "The installation of the new green walls and timber will extend the town centre’s transformation right through to Millennium Way. Hedera walls will be found all around The Lexicon, when it opens on September 7 2017. These add colour and texture, and enhance one of the key transformational aspects of the development, by introducing greenery throughout the town centre.”
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “I’m really pleased that the greenery of our borough is being brought in to The Lexicon in various ways, including the Hedera walls of The Avenue car park. It will be interesting to watch The Avenue car park’s transformation over the coming weeks.”