Scottish Natural Heritage recommended Green Infrastructure Consultancy’s Dusty Gedge to Collective Architecture to be the lead green roof consultant for this research report. The brief was to provide in depth technical knowledge on the green roof industry, all green roof types:
- Extensive sedum/biodiverse
- Biosolar and solar/green
- Blue roofs.
and policy approaches from around the world along with detailed information on the UK green market, with specific reference to London.
‘The Green Roof study and options appraisals explored are for research purposes only at this stage. The Meadowbank Development is currently subject to a separate live planning application. The submitted application is a Masterplan which does not require roof types to be specified. However, the outline cost plan makes no provision for Green Roofs at this stage. Therefore the purpose of this report is to see if Green Roofs can be incorporated at the next stage and to test the viability and impact of this approach both economically, environmentally and socially.’