Chobham Manor Case Study


To deliver 800 new, energyefficient homes with integrated green spaces and biodiverse roofs, focusing on family needs and affordable housing while meeting stringent ecological targets.

The challenge

Chobham Manor provided over 800 new homes, with 75% designed for families and 35% affordable housing, to help address the local housing needs. The homes had to be energy-efficient, using specific build materials and systems.

Supporting biodiversity and complementing the fantastic green spaces on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was a key aim for the Chobham Manor team. Working with Eco Green Roofs really helped us to achieve this aim and it was useful to be able to go through the plans in detail before the work commenced. This was a collaborative project and we were kept fully informed and updated throughout the installation.

Senior Project Manager at Taylor Wimpey


What was involved?

  • Fully integrating green spaces within the build envelope.
  • Installing green roofs as per the conditions of the planning permission and the criteria set out in the ecology report.
  • Registering to meet specific biodiversity action plan targets.
  • Planning and collaboration due to the size and complexity of the project.
  • Coordinating the installation of the green roofs with the optimum planting times for the living roof.
  • Managing the presence of many specialist trades simultaneously on-site.

The solution

EGR’s solution was to supply and install its BD+ Biodiverse Roof System which included:

  • A selection of flowering plants, areas of sedum plants, wildflowers, and seasonal meadow species.
  • Features like log piles, pebble mounds, ephemeral pools, and sand to enhance biodiversity.
  • Sharing monitoring data to inform the client and update other trades on progress to avoid damage to the new living roof.
  • Scheduling the construction of the roof for the summer months and adding plants in phases to ensure establishment and longevity.

The results

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