case studies

Richmond Park Golf Course, London


Richmond Park Golf Course clubhouse, built in the famous Royal Richmond Park, was specified to have a extensive aesthetically pleasing green roof to ensure it blended into its magnificent surroundings and limit the impact on the protected local wildlife. Eco Green Roofs sympathetically undertook this prestigious green roof project, producing a impressive acid grassland roof using turf grown from within the park itself. 
Eco Green Roofs was entrusted to trial a range of new green roof substrates (soils) that would be suitable for the acid grassland covering. Generally, substrates are alkaline not acidic in nature, therefore expertise in this field was provided by Eco Green Roofs. We conducted a range of tests using the Richmond Park turf and specially formulated substrate blends in order to provide the project with an optimum specification.  
The result is a sympathetic semi-intensive green roof that makes the clubhouse blend into the park and provides the building with many economical and ecological benefits, including: storm water attenuation, heat and sound insulation and habitat for many plants, invertebrates and birds. 

“I thought I’d drop you a line to give you an update on the green roof, as it was such a unique and significant part of the construction project. I am pleased to say that 18 months later and the green roof is in excellent condition, with the native acid grassland happily thriving in its new home. It’s a genuine talking point for many of our customers and both Glendale and The Royal Parks are delighted with the finished product, which really echoes the rich biodiversity at Richmond Park.” 

John Dummett, General Manager 


Richmond Park Golf Course, London Richmond Park Golf Course, London

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