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19 Aug 2010
Green roof on The Cube, Sheffield
Our Research Officer has spent the last four
months collecting data for a comprehensive audit of Sheffield’s
green roofs. This project is a partnership between Groundwork
Sheffield, The Green Roof Centre and Sheffield City Council.
Research Officer Michaella Leahy has been
trawling through planning applications, following up word-of-mouth
leads and visiting green roof sites across Sheffield. The data
collected is currently being used to create online multi-layered
maps which will provide a graphic illustration of green roof
progress in Sheffield.
Findings so far suggest there are at least 49
developments with green roofs, and another 42 with conditional
planning consent. In addition there are 14 domestic green roof
projects within the city which we are aware of.
Sheffield has roughly 24, 573 m² of green roof
across the city.
Of the 49 green roof developments 14 are owned
by Sheffield City Council, and a further 7 belong to the University
These impressive statistics highlight the
successful collaboration between The Green Roof Centre and
Sheffield City Council, in making green roofs part of the city’s
climate change adaptation strategy.
See The Green Roof Centre's website for all you need to know
about green roofs - including some impressive case studies: