WHLandscape were appointed by Madura Ltd to produce design proposals for the courtyard garden and green roofs associated with the new residential apartment block at 700, Woolwich Road. The design brief for the project was to create an area of high ecological and landscape value, to enhance the local ecology and enhance the setting of the building.
A key requirement of the project was to achieve Level 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes, with the proposals put forward by WHLandscape being required to gain credits in respect of land use and ecology. This presented a challenge as there were three separate green roofs and the proposed courtyard garden area was in heavy shade. Additionally, each green roof had its own purpose; an intensive green roof; a green roof to be designed alongside solar pv arrays, and a publicly accessible green roof.
WHLandscape developed their design proposals around the Code for Sustainable Homes Ecology criteria and the GRO Green Roof Code, with a focus on creating ecologically diverse schemes that responded to their unique locations. Following the production of a detailed Landscape Implementation and Management Plan for the proposals, and their subsequent review by a Sustainability Consultant and Ecologist, WHLandscape gained six out of a possible seven credits available for land use and ecology.