Wildflower Green Roof on Velo Cafe at The Level

Velo in action, 21 April 2014

Velo in action, 21 April 2014

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The new Level redevelopment, opened last Autumn, features as its centrepiece the Velo Cafe, a low-impact cycle hub and cafe with renewable electricity, rainwater harvesting and locally sourced foods.

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The roof was designed and installed by Organic Roofs Ltd of Brighton, using a modular system planted with a Downland-emulating wildflowers and grass mix from ANS, including Selfheal, Dropwort, Salad Burnet, Rough Hawkbit, Wild Marjoram and Hoary Plantain.

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The north side of the roof has fared a little better than the south during the hot summer post-installation but with some spring maintenance scheduled in the coming weeks by Organic Roofs and given the mixed weather of recent weeks the roof should be flowering soon.

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Images from Organic Roofs.

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