The aim of the New Bond Street bio-diverse roof was to provide an environment with multiple habitat allowances for a range of 11 identified species within the London Bio-diversity Action Plan (BAP)
50 New Bond Street, is a mixed use development in the heart of London’s Fashionable Mayfair, the office, apartment and retail space was developed with consideration for environmental issues, energy usage and carbon emissions, and gained an excellent rating on the BRE Environmental Assessment (BREEAM), which measures the environmentally friendly aspects of commercial properties.
Sky-Garden intensive Bio-diverse system was installed on the green roof, seeded with native wildflower seed and planted with sedum plugs. The planting of native species on the bio-diverse green roof will encourage wildlife activity. Insects, bats and birds, such as sparrows, swifts and black redstarts will benefit from the eco-friendly scheme. A variety of growing mediums were used to encourage a variety of flora and fauna, including sand areas to encourage burrowing insects and attract the forraging birds that feed on them. Log piles and bird boxes were also installed as habitats for varying species identified in the bio-diversity action plan.
As you can see from the images, although left relatively bare to start with, the roof quickly seeded with natural London species. After a year it is clear to see the habitats beginning to form.