The Green Roof Consultancy (GRC), grew out of work undertaken by Livingroofs.org and The Ecology Consultancy Limited, whilst working on the London Living Roofs and Walls technical report for the Greater London Authority. Two of its directors, Gary Grant and Dusty Gedge are recognised leaders in the field of green roofs, walls and ecosystem services. The team develops green roof systems to meet complex sustainability and ecological considerations. They have designed a number of seminal green roofs and walls and regularly provide full green roof, green wall and ecosystem services training in the UK.
Green roof technology is also widespread and well-established in mainland Europe with growing interest in the UK. Green roofs are set to become a popular technology within the UK refurbishment and development industries. However currently there is limited knowledge and understanding of this technology beyond the main suppliers. The Green Roof Consultancy was the first specialist consultancy to provide this in the UK.
About The Green Roof Consultancy
The Green Roof Consultancy provides a range of services for anyone involved in the planning, design and construction of green roofs including planners, designers, consultant architects, landscape architects, local authorities, main contractors, as well as sub-contractors and small builders.
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Rain gardens don’t normally go vertically. But the one we designed is exactly that – a rain garden on a wall. Yes, a green wall that is secretly and unbeknown to the viewer on the street, one big rain storage beast. London’s and perhaps the world’s, first vertical rain garden.
London’s first wetland green roof has been taking shape over the summer on the roof of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Installed during the heatwave July, the roof is slowly evolving and next year we hope to see the first dragonflies and damselflies enjoying the water and the vegetation on the roof. The Green roof takes up a small area of the roof ‘wilderness’ of the V&A, but is already a hit with the museums Honey Bees.