- Year of commitment : 2019
- Biodiversity & Ecosystems : / Urban ecosystem /
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Bridgman & Bridgman
Bridgman & Bridgman Living Roof Services were contracted to deliver the green elements on a 3500 square meter rooftop garden on IKEA’s greenest and most sustainable store ever built, in Greenwich, London. The green roof and roof garden consist of segregated biodiverse and sedum covered areas, a wildflower meadow, raised urban farming beds for school, community and co-worker use, planters, paving for community activities.
All areas surround a purpose-built rooftop pavilion, which is accessible all year-round during store opening hours. The roof is London’s largest accessible rooftop for people and nature. It is unusual for the general public to be able to access a roof garden in London at any time, for free, especially one that offers so many secure and protected areas for local birds, bees and insects. This is a fantastic example of urban greening and utilising roof space.
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Hege Sæbjørnsen, country sustainability manager at IKEA UK & Ireland adds: Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and through our combined efforts across the business and in partnership with others, we have been able to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM UK New Construction rating.
“This is a prolific milestone in our journey to becoming a more sustainable and circular business, and also how we hope to inspire change beyond our own business."
“The many new sustainable technologies and initiatives allow us to meet the needs of our customers, whilst staying within the limits of one planet.”
Shamir Ghumra, director of BREEAM at BRE said: “We are delighted that IKEA Greenwich has achieved the highest BREEAM UK New Construction Outstanding rating by a retail unit to date. BREEAM is the world’s leading building design certification and our aim is to drive excellence in
sustainable building practices.
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Bridgman & Bridgman are a Living Roof Specialist based in the UK. Our specialist horticultural team have been installing living roofs across the UK since 2009, including Europe’s largest turf roof, a fully convertible green roof and many other living roof installations ranging from 2 m2 to 16,000 m2. We are the perfect partner for developers and building managers, assisting with full design, installation, training and maintenance services. Green roofs have numerous social, economic and environmental benefits and can contribute positively to issues surrounding climate change, flooding, biodiversity and declining green space in urban areas.
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This was an exciting project to be involved in and one that the team is proud to have delivered on time and within budget. IKEA were targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ but instead, with enhanced green roof and roof garden features, achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ which makes up one of only 320 buildings around the world to be awarded this highest grade.
Bridgman & Bridgman worked with local groups, including environmentalists from Buglife, to encourage new insects and invertebrates to the roof, such as a local beetle native to the Greenwich area. Bridgman & Bridgman formed working partnerships with Dusty Gedge to introduce the Viper’s Bugloss flower, to encourage rare bees to the newly constructed roof.