The Green Roof Project

The Green Roof Project on Saxon Court exists to demonstrate the potential of green infrastructure in urban areas.

150
Est. number of people
who benefit directly

We want to create a space that's fun and thought provoking
This is a space on the roof for people to dance sing and create
We have trained 3 residents from the local YMCA to install green and brown

Our story

We are still just at the beginning of the project and learning things every day. We think it's important to be open about how we can improve the circular economy and develop production of green roof material that ate local. We are currently doing some research in to this.

We have a limit to how many people can visit the roof from a health and safety point of view but we have found this beneficial and are able to have more meaningful conversation and tours in small numbers. Getting the creative and tech community involved has been brilliant. The hackathon created a great deal of social media interest.

Our advice

The Green Roof Project on Saxon Court exists to demonstrate the potential of green infrastructure in urban areas.

This project is about more than turning a grey roof green. It is an example of bringing benefit to the environment and also creating green jobs and training opportunities.

Saxon Court is at the heart of Milton Keynes, a town that aims to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.

Green roofs are part of the solutions they reduce flood risk, improve insulation and reduce energy consumption, they capture carbon and they support biodiversity along side improving health and wellbeing.

Our metrics

  • We worked with a local hackathon group to set up an experiment to measure the thermo and water retention advantages of having a green roof. The data is being fed to a live website.
  • We will also measure visitor numbers and create a film to share the project beyond its life.

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