Living Wall installation and upcycled seating arrives at shopping centre’s popular Eco Hub

The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole opened the doors to its Eco Hub in April 2018 as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The management team have now added some new features and installations to the popular community space.


Renovations to the Eco Hub, include:

  • Living Wall installation, thanks to Chestnut Nursery
  • Upcycled seating – to encourage shoppers to take time to relax
  • Grow Potting table and hanging planters
  • What’s On board and community blackboard mural
  • Feature Wall

Local organisations and community groups are welcome to run activities and workshops in the centre’s Eco Hub, which will remain in place until the end of the year, to support environmental best practice.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, commented: “We’ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback since the Eco Hub opened its doors last year, and we’re pleased to announce it will remain open for the rest of the year.

“Through this community space, we aim to collaborate with those that share our values and want to support our vision of creating an environment that encourages health and wellbeing. Being an environmentally sustainable shopping centre is hugely important for us.”

The Eco Hub welcomes fitness instructors, garden centres, school groups, upcycling fans, bloggers and those running art exhibitions to use the space. The Eco Hub is open during the centre’s regular opening hours and is free to use. Email for further information or to book the space. For more information about the Dolphin Shopping Centre, visit