LivePanel helps WM Housing win £10K Innovation Challenge for office well-being24 April 2019
Winning natural office space idea created by WM Housing
Plants are starting to be installed at WM Housing offices across the West Midlands as part of winning idea by the Assistant Supervisor of Greenworks, James Marston. At last year’s WM Housing Staff Conference, the challenge was laid down to come up with an innovative idea to improve the business: The £10K Innovation Challenge.
James came up with the idea of installing a living wall to improve staff well-being, their outlook and healthy environment at work. His idea was voted for by 38% of the staff – 256 of them – and this meant his winning idea, thanks to the £10K injection, could become reality. Working with Mobilane, James sought the best solution to bring the outdoors in. The first LivePanel walls are being installed in their office complexes across the region this April and after Easter 2019 – the first at their Apex office.
He and his colleagues are more than happy with the first install: “We have now installed the wall at Apex and it looks great in the newly refurbished office! The scheme encourages cleaner air into our office spaces. We wanted the living walls to be into the bookable office areas where staff would choose to work. The plants also give those staff who can’t get outside the chance to see greenery.”