Project Name – Verde
Contractor – Bowles & Wyer
Designer – Tom Stuart-Smith
Project Information – Tom Stuart-Smith designed these communal roof gardens, providing a serene and tranquil green space in the heart of the city. Planters were filled with a bespoke lightweight soil specifically formulated to accommodate load-bearing constraints and were planted with a selection of mature olives, pines, multi-stemmed Buxus and herbaceous planting. All materials and trees had to be lifted via a tower crane over the course of two weekends, with 100 lifts over two days. Day-to-day access was restricted to one goods lift for all other materials and the total contract length was six weeks
Bourne Amenity Involvement – The challenge with this site, as with many central London roof gardens was access. We had to make timed delivery slots along with weekend slots in order to sync with crane availability. We supplied an ultra-light Intensive planting substrate, along with subsoils and bark mulches all in small bag units, craned into position.
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