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Passivhaus development in Colchester receives green roof treatment

Green roof plugs planted and watering to help them thrive

TUGC has just completed the installation of plug planted green roofs across three blocks of quality dwellings in Colchester, Essex providing 23 new homes, a mixture of one and two bed flats and 17 houses .

 

Preparing roofs for green roof installation

Preparing roofs for green roof installation

The 800 sq.m. of green space running across the three buildings included an 80-120 mm build-up of substrate and 10,000 plug plants to offer a broad biodiversity, as well as helping to provide sustainable drainage (SuDs).

 

Start laying base for green roof

Start laying base for green roof

The Jerram Falkus construction includes the refurbishment of a listed Mill which will become a shared space for social, domestic activities, and community events. The design team is led by Anne Thorne, an award winning eco-architect.

 

Substrate installed and ready for planting

Substrate installed and ready for planting

The buildings are designed and built to ‘Passivhaus’ standards to achieve exceptionally low running costs, sustainable comfort and health.

 

Colchester green roof plugs await planting

Some of the 10,000 plug plants sitting waiting to be planted to complete the job.