MEDITE SMARTPLY has partnered with award-winning landscape architecture and design consultancy, The Edible Bus Stop, to bring an indoor garden park to Ecobuild 2018.
MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) is being used to build hexagonal planters for the park, which will be filled with trees and situated within the Sustainability Showcase area.
When the show has finished the entire pocket park, along with the MTX planters, will be lifted across town to Marlborough Sports Garden, near London Bridge.
The park is being donated to Bankside Open Spaces Trust, which creates spaces that benefit the local community within a small built-up area of central London. Alongside a new football pitch, the park, which will consist of planters, benches and greenery will provide a space for local children to exercise and relax.
“We’re delighted to be the headline sponsor of The Hive Pocket Park at Ecobuild and to partner with The Edible Bus Stop,” said Stuart Devoil, head of marketing and brand at MEDITE SMARTPLY.
“This year we want to bring something that has real social impact and meaning to the show. We’re firm believers in sustainability and innovation in all that we do, so we wanted to make sure our planters are going to a charity that’s making a real difference.
“MTX is really starting to turn heads in the garden and landscaping market, which is unsurprising given its resistance to the elements. We’ve already seen it used for custom-made planters thanks to its machinability qualities, easy-to-finish surface, and its 25-year guarantee when in contact with soil. If you’re not in contact with soil e.g. building summerhouse, canopy or similar, MTX is guaranteed for up to 50 years! It really is the ultimate garden timber material.”
MEDITE SMARTPLY will also be present on stand E122, next to the pocket park, from 6th – 8th March where the team will showcase MTX’s durability by hosting a competition for charity. Visitors will be asked to toss coins onto pieces of floating MTX; land your coin and you could win a trip to Ireland to see where it is made. All proceeds will go to Bankside Open Spaces Trust.