View of 9th, 2nd and 1st floor roof gardens incorporating a rich variety of trees, shrubs and pernnials in raised corten steel planters. This view shows the 9th storey in the foregorund with a 9th storey balcony view over West London. Roof gardens designed by Natural Dimensions Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.


Blyth Road (The Stylus), Hayes, West London

Blyth Road Roof Gardens, Hayes, West London
Client
Paradigm Living
Architects
Jefferson Sheard
Year
2019
Project type
Roof Gardens
Status
In Progress

INTRO

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 DESIGN

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.
View of 2nd and 1st floor roof gardens incorporating a rich variety of trees, shrubs and pernnials in raised corten steel planters. This view shows the design of the 2nd and 1st floor podium gardens and how they match together oin a sinuous curving design. The curved corten steel planters match the design. There are great opportunities for socialising with banked artificial grass and a gathering space under a curved pergola. Roof gardens designed by Natural Dimensions Landscape Architecture and Urban Design