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Ropemaker, London

Location:London
Client:Frosts Landscapes
Design:Robert Townshend, Landscape Architects
Quantity:Lightweight green roof soil - 50,000 sq ft of planted roof terraces
Overview:Ropemaker was designed to be one of the most sustainable building developments in the city of London. One of the unique features of the building is the landscaped roof terraces, which were designed by Robert Townshend, Landscape Architects and constructed by Frosts Landscapes. For developing this unique planting design, 50,000 sq ft of planted terraces incorporate Boughton Loam's specially formulated lightweight green roof soil.
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Ropemaker was designed to be one of the most sustainable building developments in the city of London.

The Building has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’. This was done by incorporating a wide range of sustainability practices to provide cheaper energy and water costs to the new tenants and produces 15% lower permitted carbon emissions than the required building regulations.

One of the unique features of the building is the landscaped roof terraces, which were designed by Robert Townshend, Landscape Architects and constructed by Frosts Landscapes. For developing this unique planting design, 50,000 sq ft of planted terraces incorporate Boughton Loam’s specially formulated lightweight green roof soil.

Simon Hedley from Boughton Loam states “Architects are now more informed on the requirements needed for roof top gardens and we work very closely with some of the country’s leading landscape architects and landscapers to achieve the ultimate product for their garden roofing projects.”

“Our green roof soil products have been developed and analysed for their chemical and physical properties by SLC (Soil and Land Consultants). This enables Boughton Loam to offer ‘off the shelf’ lightweight green roof soil products to cater for various design criteria”

For more information on the range of lightweight green roof topsoils, please contact Simon Hedley on 01536 510515.

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