Mitie purchase of Biotecture illustrates the massive potential on the green wall business.
The acquisition this week of green-wall-specialist Biotecture by Mitie, one of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, shows how hot the living wall business has become in the UK.
The news gives a massive boost to the industry coming just two weeks before annual International Green Wall Day on February 15th. The day when the global business comes to celebrate the most spectacular living walls around the world.
“I’d like to congratulate our friends at Biotecture and Mitie on what is likely to be a great marriage for both of them. Seeing a company the size of Mitie investing in the green wall business is a great endorsement of how far we have come as an industry,” said James Beattie, Director for operations at Pritchard & Pritchard and founder of International Green Wall Day.
Long established as one of the UK’s leading green wall providers, Biotecture has undertaken some spectacular work throughout the UK and beyond. Bringing the power of living walls to retail parks, hotels, offices, private residences and public spaces.
With the return to the ‘office’ a focal point in a post pandemic world, the knowledge garnered about the power of plants in interior spaces to improve productivity and reduce stress in the office environment is powerful and Biotecture can certainly deliver some spectacular and effective projects.
Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company, employing 77,500 people across the UK.
Mitie Landscape offers tailored horticultural and landscape services to 7000 premises across the UK. Their robust zero carbon strategy is reflective of the integrity and care for the planet demonstrated by their service.
The 2nd Annual Green Wall Day
February 15th is the second official #GreenWallDay, when living wall specialists from around the world will share inspiring images and information about the living wall revolution, the benefits, the installations, the plants – follow the Pritchard and Pritchard team on #GreenWallDay to see a window into this global, growing industry.
Why February 15th you may ask? This date marks the 131st birthday of Stanley Hart White, the landscape architect who really can own the title ‘pioneer’ of living walls in the 20th century. His ‘botanical bricks’ which enabled integration of plants into vertical structure to create green walls were the first real solutions to supporting ‘green’ within the built environment.
Share your projects, thoughts and insights on living walls with us on 15th February using the #GreenWallDay.