There has been several reports recently in the UK national press on the creation of living roofs which can be defined as green roofs, roof terraces or either roof gardens which may be accessible by workers or residents.
Creation of gardens on city office buildings for either somewhere company employees can spend their breaks or soften the outlook from high rise office blocks, can quickly add value to employees work space or visually enhance their skyline views.
We have been instrumental in constructing such roof space enhancements with, in some instances, simple but very effective planting designs and materials. One such example of using simple materials is on the roof of the Canary Wharf HQ1 building, where sleepers and light weight soils have been used.
Whether it is major roof garden project such as Jubilee Park, an over roof structure amenity space on the Canary Wharf London Underground station, or to transforming existing roof space to a series of gardens accessible to tenants and visitors such as in 99 Bishopsgate and 30 Cannon St, in the City of London, or on top of a residential buildings in Kings Cross Development scheme, we have a have a wealth of experience and knowledge in achieveing high quality installations.
The complexity associated with any installation of roof structures, especially in central London, requires meticulous planning and careful programming of deliveries. Lift time can also be in high demand by all trades working on a scheme, so coordination and micro managing every aspect ensures not only the safety of our operatives but also ensuring completion of works on time and within budget.