First Base proposed ‘CityTree’ featured in The Argus

First Base tackles pollution head on by bringing innovative CityTree to proposed new development in Brighton  

Plans have been unveiled to install Brighton’s first ever moss-covered ‘living wall’, dubbed the CityTree, to improve air pollution in the Edward Street area.

The CityTree activates a ventilation system in which airflow can be increased and cleans the air with the same purifying power as 275 real trees, filtering out certain moss cultures and absorbing air pollutants.

The installation has a host of useful elements, including a built-in rain-water collection unit, a Wi-Fi beacon and a nutrient tank and irrigation tank for the unit to water itself.

Additionally, there are plans to introduce 162 new elm and sycamore trees and 45 plant species to the development, which was recently submitted for planning consent.