The Fitzrovia Partnership, Treebox & AirSensa: bring together monitoring & solutions (Tottenham Court Road, London)
Air quality in Fitzrovia is some of the worst in the UK, with Tottenham Court Road being one of the top ten most polluted roads in London. As a direct response and as part of The Fitzrovia Partnership’s commitment to improving and maintaining the local public realm they have partnered with Treebox to bring a healthy and beautiful burst of green to The Avenue on Tottenham Court Road by being the first to install their new Air Purification Units (APUs).
Using the natural air purification benefits of plants, the installation of APUs will help to contribute clean and healthy air at street level, producing almost 2 million litres of purified air every 24 hours per unit.
In addition to this, The Fitzrovia Partnership will be tracking the effects of the APUs impact on local air quality through the installation of AirSensas. This is an innovative project, combining real world solutions and monitoring – with the potential for greater understanding. The aim is to roll out APUs to other locations including tube frontages, phone boxes and railings to provide the best coverage of the most polluted pockets in the area