A roof garden helps London venue to claim environmental credentials
A chance discussion with a facilities manager at a central London arts venue brought about great rewards, with a fresh planting scheme helping Kings Place to achieve its BREEAM credentials.
Urban Planters’ Thomas Palfreyman had called in to the property as he was struck by the architecture of the building, with its vast, undulating glass façade, and could see great potential for interesting planting displays. As it turned out, the facilities manager also had a vision for bringing the building to life, and was planning a biodiverse roof garden, which we were only to happy to design.
Planting around the building followed, with displays used in main thoroughfares such as escalators to guide visitors around the building, which is home to theatres, conference spaces, art galleries and restaurants.
The beautiful oriental forms of Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’ were used to enhance the reception area and Urban Planters also designed a range of external displays.