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Whitechapel Station roof canopy transformed with Blackdown’s NatureMat®

East London’s Whitechapel Station, which will eventually become one of the stations on Crossrail’s brand new Elizabeth Line, has taken advantage of its canopy roof area and transformed it into a valuable environmental asset. An extensive sedum NatureMat® green roof from Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping, an Alumasc company, was specified and installed at the…
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Swansea Central Podium Coastal Path

Intensive, paved, block paving, and roadway drainage layers to podium. In conjunction with Alumasc Roofing, Blackdown installed their 60mm drainage layer and structural granular infill material to provide a site wide drainage system that would then allow others to install the different surface finishes.

Redcliff Quarter, Bristol, Phase 2 Blocks A&B

Blue roof and intensive hard and soft landscaping to residents private podiums. In conjunction with Alumasc Roofing’s BluRoof system, Blackdown were able to install the BluRoof water attenuation crate system and landscaping to the podium areas. Coloured textured paving was incorporated with modular wooden planters together with trees and mature shrubs – reservoir irrigation systems…
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Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station 3A Residential Development

Extensive Sedum NatureMat® system. Based close to the iconic Battersea Power Station, this luxury residential development was topped with our extensive NatureMat® system. Comprising of a sedum mat installed over our lightweight GRO compliant extensive substrate, drainage layer in conjunction with the shingle margin, aluminium containment detailing and an access path. Blackdown’s tried & tested…
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The Wardian Apartment

Intensive paving, planters, and irrigation systems to residential balconies. Two 50 & 55 floor residential tower blocks in East London on the Isle of Dogs. Blackdown worked closely with Ballymore Eco World and the landscape architects. Blackdown supplied and installed the hard and soft landscaping to the balcony upgrades.  Each upgrade consisted of Dolomitic limestone…
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The Material Store, West London

Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping provides exclusive roof gardens for the residents of The Old Vinyl Factory, West London.

A place that seeks to find the perfect balance between work and play, The Old Vinyl Factory is home to a large, young community and provides them with commercial and leisure facilities, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. But this isn’t all. Far above the ground, a series of roof gardens and patios have also been…
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Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping provide unique space at Greenwich University

A Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping solutions provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich. Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project also included a new…
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on Welsh new developments are now mandatory

New legislation from the Welsh government, which came into effect on 7 January 2019, stipulates that all new developments of more than one dwelling or where the construction area is 100m2 or more should have Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in place. From this date onwards, SuDS on a new development must be designed and built…
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Substrate vs Substrate Free

Extensive Roof Planting. Substrate and Substrate Free Based Options. Extensive type planting should be characterised by the following: Sustainable. Components should have minimal impact on the environment. Once installed the planted element should provide significant environmental benefit particularly with regards mediation of storm water runoff and improvement in building performance. Biodiverse. The roof covering should…
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The new urban jungle: a re-introduction to Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping

How often do you look up, beyond the ground floor office lobbies, shopfronts, or restaurants that line the high street? There is an entire other world that exists above us, away from the buzz and bustle of the busy city; a new kind of urban jungle is being cultivated on our rooftops. Across the world,…
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