How the increase of tall residential buildings in London is changing the urban landscape
The last decade has seen a shift in the balance of global population. More people now live in cities than in rural areas. In UK cities this change has seen a population increase of 5 million. This has created growth in the construction of high-rise buildings. In summer 2018 in the UK as a whole, there were over 270 high-rise buildings in the UK, of which around 70% are tall buildings in London. 70% of these are residential and most of these apartments have balconies.
Beautiful balconies should enhance a building
Balconies are a relatively new concept in the UK and new owners are not always sure how to use them. People will spend a fortune on their a luxury apartment property but then neglect these outside spaces. This can be a headache for developers and estate managers – residents of tall buildings in London will use their balconies for storage, laundry and dead plants.
The best plants for balconies
We launched Balcon.me™ as a one stop solution for people living in tall buildings with balconies in London. We understand the plants will survive on balconies, in what are often challenging conditions. We design, deliver and install evergreen, hardy plants direct to balconies and terraces. We create designs pre-planted in stylish containers for our customers. We also offer seasonal maintenance, where we can keep planters looking their best all year round.
Make the most of your balcony
We want to encourage people who live in tall buildings in London to see their balconies as an extra room in their home. These rooms should be enhancing their view and their lifestyles. We also offer planting designs that help to keep their balconies more private and will soon offer a range of suitable accessories to ensure these outside spaces on buildings can look their best at all times.