Greening Victoria

We champion Green Infrastructure development in Victoria to create environmental, economic and social benefits for all to enjoy.

Christchurch Gardens, Victoria Street

Improving the environment was identified as a fundamental goal of a regenerated Victoria in our original Business Plan for 2010 – 2015 and it continues to be central to our work today.

One of the key environmental challenges in the Victoria BID area is the risk of surface water flooding during periods of heavy rain. Overheating is also a problem in summer due to the density of buildings and large areas of hard surfaces that trap and reflect heat.

Green infrastructure (for example trees, rain gardens, green roofs, and living walls) helps alleviate flooding and reduces high urban temperatures by slowing the rate at which water runs off hard surfaces into the drains and by providing natural cooling through evapotranspiration. Green infrastructure also improves air quality by trapping pollutants and increases wellbeing.

Since Victoria BID’s inception we have undertaken numerous green infrastructure projects, many of which were the first of their kind to be seen in the area.

Green Infrastructure Projects

 

Christchurch Gardens

The John Lewis Rain Garden

The Diamond Garden

RHS 2016 Chelsea Flower Show Garden and Parklets

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel Living Wall

Green Infrastructure Research

 

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