Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London

Courtyard with a podium deck, lawn, wooden benches and small trees
project profile data
Area: Approx. 15,967 m²
Construction year: 2020/2021
Developer: Galliard Homes, London
Roofing contractor: Kingsley Roofing (London) Ltd. 
Landscape contractor: Pritchard & Pritchard Ltd., Richmond
System build-up: “Stormwater Management Roof” with RS 60 and RSX type spacer elements

This large-scale development located on Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London is part of a 51,000 sqm regeneration masterplan for the brand new purpose-built stadium for AFC Wimbledon. The residential scheme surrounding the stadium comprises 600 homes as well as community, leisure and retail space. Every roof and podium in the Wimbledon Grounds residential complex is a “blue” roof, which incorporates a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) to prevent flooding and pollution. The project includes four large blue podiums with landscaped gardens situated for example over a car park or entrance hall and providing community space to the residents. In addition, the apartment block roofs have 26 blue roofs with a green roof installed on top. These are seeded with a biodiverse mix of native wildflowers, sedum and grasses. On all roofs the “Stormwater Management Roof” build-up came to use. While RS 60 spacers were installed as system core pieces on the blue/green roofs, heavy duty RSX spacer elements were used on the landscaped podiums.

  • View into the courtyard from bird's eye view
    The project includes four large blue podiums with landscaped gardens.
  • Courtyard with lawn, walkways and small trees
    A mixture of lawns, intensive planting, resin bonded pathways and paving have been installed.
  • Raised plant beds with cone flowers and small trees
    The green courtyard provides community space to the residents.
  • Plant bed
    The key feature of these blue/green roofs is the ZinCo system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof” to prevent flooding.
  • Courtyard with ferns, lawn and small trees
    The huge amount of greened areas helps reduce the urban heat island effect.
  • Retention Spacer RS 60
    The Retention Spacer is the core piece of the “Stormwater Management Roof”.
  • The retention spacers RSX are being laid
    The heavy duty spacers RSX were laid on all podiums allowing them to be used for hard and soft landscaping.
  • Roofs with substrate and solar panels
    In addition, the apartment block roofs have a green roof and solar panels installed on top.