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The green wall houses 26,000 plants, all grown locally in the U.K. and selected to ensure that the walls thrives throughout the year.

14 Sep 2020 | International News : U.K.



Bentley has installed a living green wall at its headquarters and production facility in Crewe, U.K.

Designed to increase biodiversity - the installation is the latest step on the British brand's journey towards becoming the world's most sustainable luxury car manufacturer.

The green wall comprises of 28 species of ferns, grasses and evergreens, all selected to ensure that the wall thrives throughout the year
Located on the side of Bentley's main production hall, the living wall is the first of its kind in South Cheshire and contains over 2,600 plants. It includes 28 species of ferns, grasses and evergreens, all grown locally and selected to ensure that the wall thrives throughout the year.

Each plant is individually potted, and in line with Bentley's commitment to reduce unnecessary water use, the installation incorporates a special automated watering system to ensure that the plants receive just the right amount of water - whatever the weather.

The installation of the living wall will benefit Bentley's headquarters and production facility in a number of ways.  Not only is it a tangible demonstration of Bentley's commitment to ensuring that sustainability is central to everyone’'s thinking, it also contributes towards Bentley's aim to reduce its environmental impact.

Over the course of a year the plants in the wall are expected to produce around 40kg of oxygen as well as helping to absorb heat, provide natural insulation and filter volatile organic compounds and dust.

The living wall will also attract and support local biodiversity. Bentley now has 300,000 bees located in hives at the edge of its factory site, and has planted over 1,000 flowers around the site to support them.

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