September 24, 2017

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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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