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The Brief.

Black Rock Quarry, near Portishead, is a 5800m2 police training centre which will serve the police forces of Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. It will provide a state-of the-art firearms training hub including self-contained and enclosed indoor firing ranges plus a tactics enclosure together with staff offices, training facilities, and other related services.
The building has been designed to respect the current environmental considerations of the site as far as possible.


What we did

We were first approached in March 2012 about the green roof project with an aim to blend the building in to the quarry environment into which the building was set. Sky Garden implemented the use of regionally sourced materials not only close to the source of the project but in keeping with the surrounding colour of the local rock. Installation was carried in stages due to the peregrine nesting season causing installation to span over two visits.

  • Sedum Blanket
  • water retention and drainage layer
  • 50mm growing medium

The result

This is a flag ship installation for Millers Construction, Avon and Somerset Police, Blue Light Partnership and Sky Garden.

Millers Construction , Client