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24 May 2018

Design School alumnus wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

‌Laurence Kemball-Cook, founder of Pavegen, recently teamed up with designer Kate Gould and New West End Company to create a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The 2009 Industrial Design and Technology alumnus launched Pavegen, a flooring technology that allows power to be generated from footsteps, following his graduation. The tiles have been installed in locations worldwide, including on a football pitch in Nigeria, and have now appeared at the famous Flower Show.

As part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, attended by thousands of guests each year, Laurence teamed up with a designer and company to create the New West End Garden, a sustainable garden for the show.

The garden was awarded a Gold medal in the new “Spaces to Grow” category. The garden was designed as a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of London square and following the show, it will be relocated to London’s West End to create a rich habitat for wildlife.

As part of the garden installation, Pavegen has integrated photovoltaic solar panels with its kinetic energy paving system to power the garden’s water feature. The solar panels will enable the system to generate energy during times of low footfall.

Laurence Kemball-Cook, CEO and founder of Pavegen 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.”

Congratulations to Laurence and the team.