Greening the Built Environment
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy advises private, government, institutional and NGO clients on urban green infrastructure policy, strategy, planning, design, installation and maintenance. GIC began as the ‘Green Roof Consultancy’, preparing the Technical Report and policy on Living Roofs for the Greater London Authority in 2009. The name changed to reflect our widening role in advising on the full spectrum of urban green infrastructure projects.
Recent clients include Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot, UCL, Lendlease, Grosvenor Britain and Ireland, City of London Corporation, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Swansea Council, Pobl, Peabody, Wates, Hacer, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Buro Happold and Team London Bridge, amongst others.
The City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee, recently backed an ambitious Local Plan ‘City Plan 2036’ This marks a move to improve the quality of the environment of the Square Mile. Furthermore, it recognises the need to deal with the pressing issues of climate change, health and wellbeing. City of London | Local Plan The Local...
GIC recently provided a seminar/workshop for Cambridge City Council on green roofs. The council sees green roofs as an important element within the new the local plan. Therefore, with GIC's skill and knowledge of green roofs the purpose of the day was to help frame how to take this policy forward. GIC has been instrumental in developing policies...
Green roof inspections are becoming increasingly important. Inspections are now being required by planning authorities, especially in London, to ensure that a green roof fulfils planning conditions. So where does GIC come in? Firstly, GIC specialises in detailed green roof specifications. This gets it right from the start. And secondly we...
Plan, Design & Build
Policy & Guidelines
Green Infrastructure Audits
Strategies & Briefs
As well as the green roof advocacy, training, policy and design, we are now involved with the planning and design of living walls and rain gardens as well as other green infrastructure elements. Fuller details in the ‘What We Do’ section of the website.
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy is part owned by The Ecology Consultancy which is itself part of the Temple Group. For more information on our services, projects and staff click on the relevant menu items at the top of the page.
Through our sister company in Switzerland we provide multilingual training and consultancy in Europe and the Middle East.