The Heart
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The Heart; Photos Courtesy Alumasc Exterior Building Products LtdProject Name: The Heart
Year: 2008
Owner: O & H Properties
Location: Walton-on-Thames, London, England, UK
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 43056 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: EPR Architects of London
Greenroof Supplier: Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd
Greenroof System: ZinCo
Waterproofing: Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing (Hydrotech Monolithic Membrane 6125?)
Photos Courtesy Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd
O & H, the developers of The Heart - a residential and retail project - sought waterproofing and green roofing systems from Alumasc as they were confident that the company could provide all the structural elements to create the watertight platform area and that they had the landscaping knowhow to ensure its long term survival.This new concept in urban living comprises a significant retail development at ground floor level above which a 4000m2 secret garden was created for the enjoyment of the residents of The Heart?s 379 apartments in January, 2008.
Photos Courtesy Alumasc Exterior Building Products LtdPhotos Courtesy Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd
Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing (as known in the UK) or Hydrotech Monolithic Membrane 6125? (better known in North America), designed to last for the lifetime of the building, was chosen on account of its track record of high performance and its durability when combined with green roof constructions. The ZinCo green roof was particularly complex due to the requirement for both intensive and extensive planting; intensive green roof elements complement the scheme?s overall circular design whilst elaborate planters, containing a variety of leafy plug plants and mature trees, were constructed and made watertight to sit alongside the communal seating areas and walkways.

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Photos Courtesy Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd
Alumasc is a leading UK supplier of green roofs. Alumasc offer the Zinco range, one of the most widely specified green roof systems in Europe. Zinco roofs become design features whilst also providing structural, drainage and environmental benefits.
 
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