WMFRA Biodiversity Roof

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Regional HQ

Located on a 4.34 acre site at Vauxhall Road, close to Millennium Point.IMG_3165 WMFRA  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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