Green Infrastructure Services - Plan, Design & Build

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.

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The living wall at House of Fraser, Rushden Lakes

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.

PwC More London – Biodiverse Extensive Green Roof
PwC More London – Biodiverse Extensive Green Roof

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.

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Standard Chartered Bank Bishopsgate – Biosolar Roof
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The Greening Permit In Paris

The Greening Permit In Paris

Gardening in the streets of Paris? That’s allowed! Since June 30, 2015, the Paris Greening Permit has provided 2500 people with an opportunity to get involved in greening the city. Thanks to this new programme, every Parisian can become a gardener for a local, otherwise barren, site of their choice. There are almost no limits… Read More

Retrofitting green infrastructure around housing estates

Retrofitting green infrastructure around housing estates

Retrofitting green infrastructure into the existing fabric of the city, is all too often overlooked.  It is also assumed to be impossible to achieve.  The focus, by and large, is on  new developments.  Retrofitting, however, is possible and has the potential to deliver excellent results across the sustainability agenda.   Housing is a major part of… Read More

Pollinators and Solar Energy on a green roof – a win-win

Pollinators and Solar Energy on a green roof – a win-win

Pollinators and energy on green roofs are a potential win-win. A simple sedum solar green roof is not the answer. The reall win-win is a biosolar roof. The roof in question was installed because of a planning condition ten years ago. The simple sedum roof was not performing very well. The City planners did not want… Read More