As part of the Waltham Cross regeneration programme, a new ‘Living Wall’ begins construction on Monday 11 September on the bare brick wall that faces Monarchs Way.
The Wall will contain a mixture of plants and greenery and will make an attractive feature along that busy route as well as helping to improve air quality.
The Council is working with Biotecture on this installation using the company’s revolutionary design, Plant Box. Plant Box is made from 100% recycled materials and was a finalist in the RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product Awards in 2021.
The installation will take approximately four weeks to complete. The highway and footway will remain open throughout.
As with any living feature, the plants and shrubs contained within the Wall will take time to establish, and it may not be until next spring that the wall flourishes.
This project is funded by the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Waltham Cross was awarded £14.3million for the regeneration of Waltham Cross. The funding is split across three key themes: Restoring Civic Pride, Enhance Life Skills and Improving Health and Wellbeing.