The Cube
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The Cube Wildflower RoofProject Name: The Cube
Year: 0
Owner: Derwent Living
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 7115 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: The Green Roof Centre

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Carey Jones
Main Contractor: Harrison?s
Roofing Contractor: Paragon Roofing
Roof Greening Contractor: Green Estate Ltd.
Green Roof Supplier: Sarnafil
Photos courtesy of The Green Roof Centre
The Cube, situated in Sheffield?s Cultural Industries Quarter (CIQ) is an excellent example of how housing can assist a high growth sector of the economy by linking flexible housing with business development. The Cube live/work features 53 apartments with 6,000 sq.ft. of business accommodation on the ground floor.
Green Roof Elements: Extensive wildflower roof with locally sourced substrate (70% crushed brick to 30% compost). Substrate was spread unevenly to create an undulating landscape.

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The Green Roof Centre was established by the University of Sheffield and Groundwork Sheffield working in partnership with the four South Yorkshire Local Authorities. See the case study from The Green Roof Centre here. For more information, please contact The Green Roof Centre c/o Groundwork Sheffield, The Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP; Fax: 0114 263 6429; Website: www.groundwork-sheffield.org.uk.
 
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