case studies

Cairo Road

Developed by Skillcrown for Optivo, Verde House in Cairo Road is in the heart of the suburb’s old town. Encircled by the local tramline and bisected by the six-lane A-road to the south coast, the £25m, 15-storey tower is still bringing a touch of green for residents through a smart podium solution to provide a community recreational space. 

To meet planning conditions, the 1st and 4th floors feature a podium roof with grass area for recreational use, and further landscaping on the 14th floor, all of which encompassed hard landscaping. For design continuity,  apartments with balconies have their external area paved with the same aesthetic finish. The project was delivered by EGR in partnership with roofing and waterproofing contractor Mid Kent Roofing, part of the Avonside Group.

EGR had to value engineer the architect-designed scheme to achieve the best end result that met the planning conditions, balanced with Health & Safety considerations- achieved during a strict and robust working environment as the project was delivered during COVID-19 pandemic.

The main communal amenity spaces needed to meet the needs of both adults and children whilst minimising maintenance. EGR constructed a base of appropriate drainage boards and fleece over the insulated roof, overlaid with paving, planters and  artificial grass to achieve the low maintenance requirement. Bespoke powder coated steel planters completed the project.

To find out more about the systems used, download the system data sheets from the technical area.

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