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A fantastic roof top space, with sweeping panoramic views of London and a generous footprint. The garden was previously landscaped with soft wood, which had rotten and failed to stand the test of time. Our client asked us to develop a design using aesthetically pleasing yet durable materials and to combine this with low maintenance planting that would add a naturalistic, colourful and soft feel to the space. The new garden design for the roof needed to include a dining area to take in the views, an outdoor kitchen and cosy lounge seating area. Lighting should be included, but nothing that would overpower the City skyscape.
Access on to the roof terrace via a staircase skylight creates a divide in the space, naturally separating out a small secluded area. We developed a design for a high-backed corner bench to provide comfortable seating, whilst creating some shelter from wind in the evenings. The main open area has been broken up with geometric shaped beds, that echo the shapes of nearby city buildings and are filled with both evergreen structural plants, such as Pinus cloud trees, and colourful nectar rich flowers, such as Salvia and Scabiosa. The main planter beds are edged with hard wood, with a deeper than usual profile to allow additional seating for parties and get togethers. Composite timber effect decking was chosen for the main surface, to provide a practical and durable solution to withstand the elements. ‘Millboard’ Limed Oak offers a light yet subtle finish, that sits perfectly with the real hardwood. As you move through the space, the decking changes direction to introduce the main dining and entertaining area, as the surface sweeps away from the cosier lounge seating area.
A versatile and attractive outside living space has been added to a unique factory conversion building, offering the owners an escape from the world below. With practical, yet beautiful spaces for relaxing, entertaining and cooking. The planting gives an established garden feel, which was popular with wildlife even at an early stage of the garden’s development, that softens the whole space and creates a relaxing and peaceful feel throughout. Subtle lighting extends the usability of the roof garden and creates a different feel and mood as the sun sets.
SIMON R, BERMONDSEY