Case study

Ikea
Greenwich
London

The Challenge

The aspiration was to create a rooftop space for people & nature to co-habit. There would be panoramic views across the London skyline, combining biodiversity features such as green roofs & mini-orchards with water attenuation schemes through the paved area to provide irrigation, water storage & drainage. With public access, there would be events spaces for yoga and meditation.

The original design called for a permeable pavement to be constructed on the roofs, using the voided sub-base to counteract the levels created by the pitched roofs.

All of the materials would have to be craned to the roof near completion of the project.

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The Solution

Olyi Ltd's experience with water management & roofing enabled us to assist with the design of the roof to provide suitable SUDs system, fulfil the design brief & source products through our extensive knowledge of the landscaping industry, which enhanced the solution.

We liaised with experts such as, Bridgman & Bridgman for Elevated Landscapes, City Roofscapes for professional paving installations & Zoontjens for their 50 years of extensive rooftop product experience.

The solution, reduced the number of crane movements, increased the storage capacity on the roof & provided all the desired amenity within the design parameters.

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