West Midlands Fire and Rescue Regional HQ
Located on a 4.34 acre site at Vauxhall Road, close to Millennium Point. By incorporating sustainable construction practices and the biodiversity roof the development achieved an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.
The design brief required us to replicate brown field land; considered to provide valuable habitats for a variety of fauna and flora particularly the black redstart, a very rare robin-sized bird that has recently successfully bred in the West Midlands. The biodiversity surface was installed using mainly demolition waste found onsite, such as crushed brick and concrete, dusted with a sandy loam to create a substrate or growing medium. The roof was been designed with minimal management requirements, and no need for irrigation. A management and monitoring plan was prepared as part of the design work.
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