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Pavegen’s sustainable garden feature wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Allia Future Business Centre tenant Pavegen provides novel green energy flooring for winning sustainable garden

An innovative sustainable garden by the New West End Company has just won a gold medal at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show, and features a multifunctional custom flooring system from Pavegen. As people walk through the garden, they step on special tiles which generate off-grid electricity.

Pavegen is the global leader in converting footsteps into energy, data and rewards. Founded by Industrial Technology and Design graduate Laurence Kemball-Cook, who says: “We believe in smarter cities which put people rather than machines first. Working with New West End Company to create a new garden in London’s West End provides us with a great demonstration of how clean-tech is going to transform our cities into places which improve the environment and create happier, healthier people.”

The garden was designed to provide a communal green oasis for use all year around, and the new technology works with the space seamlessly. Kate Gould, award-winning garden designer says: “Showcasing any new technology is always a challenge, but using the Pavegen product to help green the cities of London whilst using the plant palette that I have always used has shown that traditional gardening methods can go hand in hand with green technology helping make our cities happier, healthier places.”

Allia supports those that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges, through inspiring workplaces, effective support and social finance. Allia have provided Pavegen with offices and workshops at the Future Business Centre in Cambridge since 2015 and have helped Pavegen to grow and scale their business.

Pavegen has delivered 200 projects in 30 countries, working with the world’s most iconic brands including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Heathrow Airport, Masdar City, Nissan and Shell. Recent projects including lighting a park in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, working with Google to create the world’s largest energy and data harvesting array in Berlin, and creating a walkway linking two terminals in Abu Dhabi Airport.

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