Soothing, screening, enveloping: Green screens at Royal London Hospital
- Mobilane Green Screen
- Location: London
- Dealer: The Plantman
Whether your hospital stay is a short visit or longer term, the importance of some quiet, private, reflective time for contemplative thought is a must – or perhaps just for a breath of fresh air! This previously austere, plain and inhospitable area at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) in Great Ormond Street needed a drop of much-deserved nature to create a space to meet just this brief.
A positive outlook
The terrace on the 2nd floor was to be used for a respite area; seating, light and space for outpatients and visitors alike – without feeling like you’re in a goldfish bowl. Mobilane worked with The Plantman, one of their headline installers of living green screens and living walls across the UK to provide the perfect natural solution. Eleven ivy screens, supplied direct from the Mobilane nursery were meshed and hand-woven with Hedera Helix Woerner variety for its density, longevity and hardiness. Creating an instant natural backdrop of 1.8 metres in height, the 1.2 metre wide individual screens were planted on site into wooden hardwood planters.
Peace and respite in the public sector
The screened area was completed in early December 2018. Delivered and planted by three of The Plantman team, the screens were ready for action in under four hours over a weekened when the department was closed. Thee end result was a simple, swift, trouble-free installation, a satisfied client and many happy visitors already enjoying increased privacy in a natural haven in an otherwise concrete and clinical environment.