Vertipools are artificial rock pools that offer a simple and versatile solution for creating new wildlife habitat and delivering net ecological gains on defended coasts and harbours across the urban marine environment. We are the inventors & manufacturers of two Vertipool systems and they can be ordered directly from our sales team via our contact page.


The Vertipool system is a beautiful and innovative modular design that fits any hard engineered infrastructure; it has been used successfully on sea walls, timber groynes, concrete beams, gabions and sheet piling. The units fit with conservation objectives for SAC, SPA, Ramsar, MCZ and SSSI and provide an effective adaptation to the challenge of sea-level rise. They are cast in high-performance concrete and then hand-finished to provide the surface complexity and ecological design to suit the host environment. This innovative solution delivers significant ecological enhancement to sea defences, ports, marinas and harbours and is a cost-effective way to boost biodiversity and build ecological interest.


Vertipools have been evaluated by Bournemouth University through the work of Dr. Alice Hall on the ecology, and ecological enhancement, of artificial coastal structures. We continue to work on new designs and models for biologically favourable built environments and nature-based solutions to coastal squeeze. PAPER Shelving the Coast With Vertipools: Retrofitting Artificial Rock Pools on Coastal Structures as Mitigation for Coastal Squeeze by Alice E. Hall 1*, Roger J. H. Herbert 1, J. Robert Britton 1, Ian M. Boyd 2 and Nigel C. George 2


BBC Countryfile visiting Artecology to learn about Vertipools.

BBC Countryfile visiting Artecology to learn about Vertipools.

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10 ltr Vertipool

Our ‘Bouldner’ model Vertipool has six years of field testing and associated data collection.

A short film about Vertipools by wildlife film maker Cristina Ceuca.