The Wood Street project, commanding iconic panoramic views across central London, offered an opportunity to blend a sedum green roof with areas of bio-diversity to create a roof for humans and natural wildlife to enjoy.
The aim was to produce a sedum blanket system with a high aesthetic impact but with minimal maintenance. We also provided habitats and bio-diverse areas of roof that maximised species richness throughout the area. Provision was made for a range of species identified in the London Bio-diversity Action Plan which highlights species that are in danger due to loss of habitat.
Communal areas were installed to allow the residents to enjoy the green roof as much as the wildlife it was designed to help. Special consideration had to be taken in these areas as there was going to be a high footfall which can damage many species of plants.