GLA Report

GLA report shows green roofs continue to thrive across London

`…the report reviews London’s game-changing 2008 budding greening policy and looks at the incredible impact it has had on London’s landscape…delivered without subsidies or financial incentives..’

The report was written by Dusty Gedge and Gary Grant of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy on behalf of the GLA and published by the European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations

It was launched by London Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues at the third European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC).

To view the report, please click here.

Report launched by GLA Deputy Mayor

“…I have been delighted to witness the patchwork of green roofs and walls spreading across London’s skyline, alongside the establishment of a worldclass industry that is working towards the greening of London and other cities…”

“…The Mayor will, and boroughs should, expect major developments to incorporate living roofs and walls where feasible…”

Shirley Rodrigues
Deputy Mayor of London, Environment & Energy

Wallbarn, as a leading player in the green roofs industry, is proud to feature in the report, having itself designed and developed a unique, modular green roof solution which it now distributes across the UK and further afield.

While one of our residential projects is featured in full as part of the report, Wallbarn also supplied materials to no fewer than three of the other projects outlined by the report: Goodman Fields, Woodbury Down and Hackney Road.

‘London currently accounts for around 40% of all green roofs installed in the UK’

‘London’s Central Activity Zone (CAZ) is continually undergoing extensive regeneration and renewal’

‘The shading and cooling of buildings also reduces the urban heat island (UHI) effect’

The report serves to underline the key benefits of green roofs and living walls:

  • Surface water management
  • Urban cooling
  • Biodiversity
  • Air quality
  • Health and well being
  • Noise reduction
  • Potential carbon sequestration