City approves capital’s ‘greenest building’

The City of London Corporation has approved plans for a mixed-use building featuring the largest “green wall” in Europe, which will be delivered by McAleer and Rushe.

Developer Dominvs wants to develop an 11-storey building at 61-65 Holborn Viaduct, featuring a 3,700 square metre wall covered in a mixture of plants. Its application stated that the wall would generate 7 tonnes of oxygen in a year while extracting 9 tonnes of CO2. It is claimed that this would make it the “greenest building” in London.

The development will include a 382-bed hotel with restaurant and bar, as well as 3,741 square metres of office space.

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