Sky Garden were delighted to secure the podium works for Wren Living’s head office in Barton-upon-Humber.
The brief was to supply and install a low-maintenance, aesthetically pleasing podium roof garden for the offices overlooking the original grey roof space. The final product looks fantastic.
The podium is comprised of artificial turf and planters constructed of aluminium retention edging.
The 38mm turf sits on 6-2mm grit above a 150mm MOT sub base. There was no need for a shock pad as there will be little to no footfall on the roof.
Varying heights of aluminium retention detail created the curved planters meandering across the roof. Root barrier, protection fleece, 25mm drainage board, filter fleece and 225mm deep topsoil make up the planters, with various specimen plants, hedgerows and herbaceous plants and grasses create a peaceful view for the employees of the impressive office space.
Sky Garden installed a temporary irrigation system to help the vegetation establish during the early months, and have agreed a bi-annual maintenance package to sustain and develop the podium garden over the next year.