First Base tackles pollution head on at new development in Brighton - Edward Street Quarter
Owners of the former Amex site, property developers First Base, has unveiled plans to install Brighton’s first ever moss-covered ‘living wall’, dubbed the CityTree, to improve air pollution in the Edward Street area.
The CityTree activates a ventilation system in which airflow can be increased and cleans the air with the same purifying power as 275 real trees, filtering out certain moss cultures and absorbing air pollutants.
The installation has a host of useful elements, including a built-in rain-water collection unit, a Wi-Fi beacon and a nutrient tank and irrigation tank for the unit to water itself.
Steve Eccles, Project Director at First Base, commented:
“Urban living comes with challenges and that is why we will be introducing measures to improve the air quality in the Edward Street area by planting trees and new plant species and, most importantly, by innovations such as the CityTree which uses plants to filter the air, allowing leaves to absorb more pollution without clogging up the surface.”