Westfields M7 Roof Garden, Stratford

Roof terrace with benches and a prairie-like vegetation
project profile data
Area: approx. 1,400 m²
Construction year: 2019
Owner: Westfield Europe Development Ltd. 
Architects: Gillespies LLP, London
Contractor: Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd.
System build-up: “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 60 neo
Project report

The Project M7 is a new build commercial office development accomodating the new HRMC offices amongst others. It is situated within the Westfield Stratford City in the West of London. The 12-storey building is crowned with a screened roof garden, that enjoys outstanding views to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London Skyline. The roof garden is characterised by its modern and stylish linear design and planting scheme. The prairie-like selection of plants combining a variety of ornamental grasses, shrubs and ground-covering plants creates a special and tranquil atmosphere.  Construction restrictions allowing for only shallow soil depths were a major challenge. For this reason the “Roof Garden” build-up with Floradrain® FD 60 neo with its high water storage capacity was chosen to ensure sufficient water supply. In addition, planters were installed for those species requiring greater substrate depths.

  • Roof terrace with paved area, benches and prairie-like plant beds
    The roof garden is characterised by its modern linear design and planting scheme.
  • Roof terrace with a bench, ornamental grasses, shrubs, paving and gravel
    Due to the shallow build-up height required, a prairie-style vegetation was chosen.
  • Paved roof terrace with wooden raised plant beds with seating area
    This stylish roof garden provides various seating areas with stunning views.