We are leading experts on the planning, design and specification of green roofs, biosolar roofs, living walls and rain gardens. We also work closely with specialist contractors, ensuring that the important details that ensure full functionality are not missed.
House of Fraser Rushden Lakes – Living Wall
GIC’s Gary Grant worked with HoF to plan, design and build a large two storey interior living wall in their new store at Rushden Lakes. The project uses the Fytotextile panels supplied by Scotscape. The 2000 plants that make up the living wall are a centrepiece for the store, helping to improve air quality and wellbeing for staff and shoppers alike.
PwC More London – Biodiverse Extensive Green Roof
PwC were interested in doing something for biodiversity in their own estate. Now, with advice from Dusty Gedge, valuable habitat for black redstart and pollinating insects has been created on a biodiverse extensive green roof on PwC’s offices at More London. GIC’s role has also included monitoring, which feeds into PwC’s reporting on the environmental stewardship element of its Corporate Responsibility plan.
Standard Chartered Bank Bishopsgate – Biosolar Roof
Working with The Urban Greening Company, Dusty Gedge created a combined photovoltaic (PV) and extensive green roof – known as a biosolar roof on Standard Chartered’s offices in Bishopsgate in the City of London. Dusty was able to draw upon the expertise of our Swiss colleagues, who are aware of the pitfalls in combining green roofs with PVs and who have also supported the European Biosolar Roof initiative in 2015.