Europe’s largest living wall to be named Eden

Boasting what is billed as Europe’s largest living wall, Eden will provide 115,000 sq ft of workspace within a 12-storey building that aims to break new ground in sustainable development.

Working with Make Architects, Virtual Planit’s CGIs of this pioneering development have helped visualise the £36m development, due for completion in 2023.

Eden, located on the corner of Irwell Street and Stanley Street within ECF’s New Bailey development, is being built speculatively and its low-carbon credentials are expected to appeal to a broad range of potential occupiers for whom ESG is high on the agenda.

ECF is aiming for a 5.5-star NABERS rating. A system that measures how sustainable a building is in operation. There are currently no other buildings in the UK with this designation, according to the developer.

Among the technologies and approaches contributing to this rating are:

Enhanced, demand-controlled ventilation
CO2 monitoring
A ban of fossil fuel usage
Air source heat pumps generating heating, cooling and hot water
Solar panels