Madeira Drive green wall works reaches end of first phase

Down to inspect the works at the green wall today with the Council, Ecology Consultancy and CJ Thorne.

Building Green image of green wall

Excellent work building the new, wider bed with York stone, clearing away rubbish and rubble, and cutting back the of the ivy and spindle by RW Green to improve access to the wall and manage the sheer weight and volume of vegetation.

Building Green image of green wall

Some interesting finds – including very old brackets for training wires

Building Green image of green wall fixings

and a brick portal to…somewhere!

Building Green image of hole in wall

In September the concrete facing works will take place on the bare sections, which we plan to then plant up with more spindle, ivy and hopefully some troughs to encourage more plant species.

Then should be good (with a little maintenance) for another 200 years!

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