Wild West End
Encouraging biodiversity in the commercial heart of London
The growth of cities around the world is often seen as a significant threat to biodiversity through habitat loss, pollution and rising temperatures. The urban restoration movement is looking to change our experience of cities by reintroducing green spaces to our cities, encouraging wild flowers, birds, bats and pollinating insects to make their homes there.
Wild West End brings together some of London's largest commercial property owners, including The Crown Estate, to promote biodiversity by increasing green spaces in the heart of London. Through a combination of green roofs, green walls, planters, street trees, flower boxes and pop-up spaces, WIld West End is creating a series of green stepping stones between the existing areas of surrounding parkland. Not only does this benefit local wildlife, but it also improves the quality of life for local residents, workers, students and visitors.
Featuring Jane Wakiwaka, Environmental Sustainability Director, The Crown Estate, Julie Hogarth, Head of Sustainability for The Crown Estate's Central London Portfolio at JLL, and Dale McCann, Beekeeper on The Crown Estate.