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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:

The Royal Plaza on West Street was a flagship residential and retail development for Persimmon Homes. The project involved the redevelopment of land in the Devonshire Quarter of the city centre into a high specification, state of the art 9 storey apartment building.

830m2 Green Roof Elements:
Intensive Green Roof – Landscape Contract Designs Ltd (LCD) installed the waterproof layer, ABG drainage board and 450mm of substrate of crushed brick and 200mm of turf. The green roof system was made up of element from a variety of manufacturers to ensure the green roof met the needs of the site. LCD was also responsible for the planting element.


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