Sheffield Cathedral
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The Sheffield Cathedral GreenroofProject Name: Sheffield Cathedral
Year: 2007
Owner: Sheffield Cathedral
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 3154 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: The Green Roof Centre

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Apec Architects
Main Contractor: C J Ellmore & Co Ltd of Leeds
Green Roof Contractor: Abascus Roofing
Greenroof System: Prelasti Sedum Blanket
Photos courtesy of The Green Roof Centre
For many years Sheffield Cathedral has been exploring how to improve the ways in which it serves people in the city, county and region. The new Community Resources Centre (CRC), which has been built on the site of the previous Cathedral Hall, provides a home for the award- winning Cathedral Archer Project and its work with the homeless and vulnerable. It also offers conference and meeting rooms, a gallery area, a large hall and substantial kitchen facilities. Rooms within the Centre will be used by City, Diocesan and other organisations and will host exhibitions, learning events and meetings. During the refurbishment the original turf roof, to the west of the church installed in 1960, was repaired and a further sedum roof was added above to compliment this in February, 2007. A sedum roof was chosen due to its low maintenance requirements.
Green Roof Elements: 133 m sq Extensive Prelasti sedum blanket system. The 160 m sq turf was provided by Palmer Plants in Leeds.

Green Roof System: Prelasti system

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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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