Les Mills Green Wall and Eco-gabions

07 May 2021

Les Mills Victoria Street is nestled in the heart of the city and is a hive of activity with gym-goers from the early morning, through to late evening. Growing with their increasing demand, Les Mills developed a new car park complete with an arcade walk through for gym-goers to get to and from their workouts more easily.

The client commissioned Natural Habitats to transform their new courtyard and arcade space into a lush green environment.  

Project Details

Location: Auckland

Project Type: Green Technology

Design: Natural Habitats

Build: Natural Habitats

Maintenance: Natural Habitats


What was once a cold and hard landscape with a feeling of a service alley is now a lush and light green avenue for pedestrians to enjoy.

The completed space features an array of green levels, starting with vibrant green EcoGabions on the upper and middle levels, a green screen climbing wall, finishing with a green wall at the base of the stairs.

As a first for Natural Habitats and New Zealand, eco gabions were installed to create a lavish green effect as 3-dimensional planting devices. In total, the site is home to 9 custom-built eco gabions that contain ideal lightweight growing media that support plant growth.

The site presented a variety of challenges for Natural Habitats due to the extremes of the various spaces. Eco gabion planting needed to be able to thrive in hot dry summers as well as cold damp winters while green wall plants live in a cool artificially lit space year-round. Plants were carefully selected for their environment with the palette including a variety of exotic specimen trees, ferns, shrubs, grasses and ground covers.

One of the key benefits of utilising this green technology is the ability to grow in the plants prior to installation. Not only does this give the plants time to take hold of their new habitat, but it also instantly creates a verdant feel at the time of installation.

Our Maintenance Team now maintains this landscape.
Find out more about our Maintenance services here.

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