Natural Dimensions has collaborated with Jefferson Sheard Architects to design and deliver roof gardens for this key landmark apartment building in Hayes, West London, built on the site of a former vinyl factory. The centre piece to the building’s three interlinked blocks at three, five and ten storeys, are the three landscaped podiums on the 9th, 2nd and 1st storeys providing a spectacular multi-level green roof mix of grasses, trees and flowering plants with various social spaces.
The landscape responds to important requirements for residential amenity space and stringent ecological standards. The gardens not only create attractive visual interest through contemporary aesthetics, but is also attractive to use by residents providing outdoor space with various types of seating and social space and a play area for children. The roof gardens also bring huge environmental value through incorporating a large variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflower carpets. The scheme has an extensive biodiverse roof to the smaller block which further diversifies habitat to attract birds and insects, with bat roosts also installed. The landscape design has taken a long time to come to fruition with a completion date set for 2020.