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Interior Landscaping

Living Walls and Plants have a positive impact on interiors

The benefits of specifying plants for both interiors and exteriors are extensive. They play an important role in the much larger puzzle of biophilic design and green infrastructure. The Smartscape team partner with commercial businesses to incorporate a variety of planting solutions to improve interior air quality and bring positive benefits to building users.

Our service is available throughout the UK with full maintenance packages offered for abundant permanently vibrant plant displays. If you want to improve the air quality in your building contact us, we will help you along the way to success enquiries@scotscape.co.uk

What is Biophilia?

Biophilia is our innate need as human beings to connect with nature. It encapsulates our connection with all things biological and natural. With urbanisation of our planet on the rise and predicted to reach 7 billion people living in cities by the end of this century, how we use plants in our cities can have a significant impact on improving the lives of city dwellers worldwide. By just 2025 56% of the global population will reside in cities, consuming 70% of the world’s energy (Arup Cities Alive) – these facts make the urgency for introducing more plants into our cities offices and homes more crucial.

Introducing plants, trees, living walls, green roofs and rain-gardens into our cities invigorates our connection with nature (biophilia) thus improving health and well-being, this has a solid impact on the productivity of people both at work and play making the case for greening up existing property assets and incorporating green amenity space at point of development crucial for the long-term vision of our cities and health of city dwellers and workers.

Our Smartscape team design smart installations to assist our clients with functional horticultural content to bring maximum benefits to interiors. We incorporate not only traditional planted combinations, but also use our considerable living walls, moss walls and bespoke design service to create a 'menu' of interior greening options to style interiors in the healthiest way possible.

Contact us for a consultation: enquiries@scotscape.co.uk

Interior Landscape Design

Interior Landscaping Design and Consultancy

Scotscape offer our clients full interior planting assessments and designs which incorporate functional horticultural content, unique bespoke green solutions, living walls and planted combinations to inspire and invigorate building users connection with nature.

To download our interior landscaping portfolio please click here or visit the Document Downloads page.

Well Building Standard

Living Walls and Plants for Healthy Buildings

We are guided by detailed, considered and time consuming research to support our recommendations. We undergo our own research into the power of plants and work with multiple Universities across the UK to underpin our advice. A benchmark platform which shows the power of healthy buildings is the Well Building Standard.

The Well Building Standard is an accreditation benchmark which covers all areas of engineering healthy buildings, from incorporating plants, natural light, break out space, community areas, healthy sustainable non-toxic furniture and fittings and effective air filtration – (to name just a few key markers). Well Building was adopted by the buildings engineers Cundall, the impact on productivity and staff well-being was measured and here are the results:

  • Perceived well-being up 25% to 76%
  • Perceived productivity up from 27% to 73%
  • Sense of community up from 28% to 79%
  • Enjoyment of the environment up from 48% to 82%
  • Corporate image up from 38% to 88%

You can’t argue with that!

What did this mean economically for the company?

  • In HR terms, absenteeism rates have reduced significantly; they are 22% lower than those of a typical new office development (49% reduction compared with a 27% average), equating to a circa £90,000 annual saving
  • Staff turnover is down 27% in the year, compared with stable levels for the five years before the move, equating to a circa £120,000 annual saving

With statistics like this it is no wonder that smart employers are investing considerable resource into improving their office interiors, including large planting installations to support the myriad of tactics which can be applied to meet this substantial economic data.

The Scotscape Smartscape team of horticulturalists and designers can guide and advise on best horticultural plant content, volume of plants and design to enable our clients to meet building standards and add meaningful planting content to their offices.

If you would like to book a consultation with our team and find out how we can help you improve productivity email us today enquiries@scotscape.co.uk

Living Walls & Urban Greening

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