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January 20, 2018

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden

It wasn’t long ago that the only thing expected from a roof was for it to protect a building from the elements.

But times have changed and so has the role of the roof as we knew it. Increasingly this previously under-utilised space is being specified as a ‘Green’ or ‘Brown’ roof to encourage bio-diversity and wild life or as fully landscaped communal courtyards in areas where outside space is scarce.

SureSet Permeable Paving sent a photographer to capture how well a roof garden they worked on nearly three years ago had settled in.

And the roof garden project, for this BREEAM certified mixed-use development, right in the heart of London’s South Bank, looks like an amazing place to spend some time.

The clients brief was to create a biodiverse, sustainable communal garden with an aesthetic finish in keeping with the luxury of the apartments – and judging from these photos, the brief was met in full.

With minimal environmental impact a top priority, because it is visible to surrounding buildings, it was also very important that the garden was aesthetically pleasing.

To assist with the efficient disposal of rainwater, SureSet were contracted to install their grid structure sub-base SureCell and permeable resin bound paving to create a fully permeable, SuDS compliant surface.

These photos were taken nearly three years after completion and show how the landscape of the project has blended together to create an environmentally friendly communal garden for residents in an area of London where green, outside space is hard to come by.

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