Prince of Wales Drive, London

Green courtyard of a residential complex with lawn, trees and wooden loungers
project profile data
Area: Approx. 950 m²
Construction year: 2018
Landscape architect: Gillespies LLP
Contractor: Elite Landscape Contractors Ltd
System build-up: with Floradrain® FD 25-E, Floradrain®  FD 60 neo and Stabilodrain® SD 30

Prince of Wales Drive is a residential development in Battersea, Central London neighbouring the old listed building of Battersea Power Station and only minutes away from Battersea Park and the River Thames. The six contemporary apartment buildings are grouped around wonderfully landscaped gardens which offer diverse spaces to the residents including a central courtyard with water features to convene, sit and relax. A great variety of planting including perennials, shrubs, lawn and trees of different sizes combined with walkways required the use of intensive and semi-intensive green roof systems as the land-scaped gardens are situated on a podium deck.  Build-ups with Floradrain® FD 25-E and FD 60 neo as well as Stabilodrain® SD 30 were installed under the soft and hard landscaping to meet the different requirements of water drainage and retention. Roof garden substrate was used to perfectly suit the planting scheme.

  • People stroll through a green courtyard of a residential complex
    Lawn, shrubs, perennials and trees combined with walkways give the gardens a parklike character.
  • Bird's eyes view onto woolden loungers, lawn, small trees and shrubs
    Different places to sit or rest allow the residents to enjoy the gardens.
  • People sitting on a lawn the courtyard of a residential complex
    The vegetation of the roof garden is extremely rich in species and structure.
  • Bird's eye view onto a green courtyard
    The arrangement of the apartment blocks allows fantastic views from all buildings onto the central gardens.