blueroof Case Study

Green Biodiverse Roof, Moreland Primary School, Islington, UK

Project Information

Client:Client Islington Borough Council
Contractor:Morgan Sindall / Geogreen Solutions
Consultant:Haverstock Architects / Conisbee
Product:ABG blueroof System / Biodiverse Roof Systems
Quantity1500m2
Benefits:- Versatile ABG blueroof system to allow for a range of finishes
- Eliminated the need for attenuation tanks at ground level
- ABG biodiverse roof system contributed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’rating
- Complete ABG service: design through to installation

Project Description

Moreland Primary School, in the London Borough of Islington, is a new purpose-built school, nursery and children’s centre. The £12.4m development, carried out by Morgan Sindall, also included demolition of the existing school which would remain in operation throughout construction.

Phased construction was carried out over a 12 month period before the school’s opening in autumn 2016. The project maximised all usable outside space. For example, the school roofs were designed for play, education (science lessons and children’s allotments), general staff and pupil enjoyment.

The Challenge

The Inner London development had very limited construction space due to its location and phased construction programme. The original design included below ground attenuation tanks to provide temporary storage and controlled discharge of storm water. This presented a problem at the outset as it would significantly reduce site storage space and limit access to other sub-contract trades, subsequently delaying the programme of works. The challenge was to develop a new method of storage/discharge which would not adversely impact upon the rest of the project. Any solution would have to be sensitive to Islington’s Biodiversity Action Plan which looked to protect existing site ecology and enhance biodiversity through a range of measures including a biodiverse roof system.

The Solution

Due to the technical expertise and experience of similar working conditions, ABG designed a versatile blue roof system which would eliminate the need for attenuation tanks at ground level whilst still allowing for the range of roof finishes required. ABG’s knowledge and experience also meant that the work could be completed under strict and phased timeframes creating valuable storage space for other trades materials at roof level. The incorporation of ABG’s biodiverse roof system helped to maximise BREEAM credits and meet the criteria laid out in Islington’s Biodiversity Action Plan.

The ABG Service

ABG provide a full technical solution from design to manufacture, supply and install of the blue and biodiverse roof systems.


ABG blueroof system for green roofs
ABG blueroof system biodiverse green roof area during constructionBiodiverse roof area during construction. Incorporated to enhance site ecology, contributing to the project achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Rating
Pathways installed on the green roof of the schoolPathways installed to make the roof accessible to all
 ABG’s versatile blueroof system adapted to suit a range of roof finishes ABG’s versatile blueroof system adapted to suit a range of roof finishes

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Blue Roof Systems

blueroof offers a new concept in the management of storm water. Changing weather patterns means rainfall events have become more extreme challenging the way water is managed. blueroof utilises the roof construction for the attenuation of storm water releasing it at a controlled rate in the period following the storm. 

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ABG blue roof Blue Roof System for Green Roofs from ABG geosynthetics
 

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Blue Roof Systems

blueroof offers a new concept in the management of storm water. Changing weather patterns means rainfall events have become more extreme challenging the way water is managed. blueroof utilises the roof construction for the attenuation of storm water releasing it at a controlled rate in the period following the storm. 

more...

ABG blue roof Blue Roof System for Green Roofs from ABG geosynthetics
 

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