Streatham Hill, London

Courtyard with blooming plant beds and a pathway surrounded by residential buildings
project profile data
Area: ca. 1,600 m²
Construction year: 2018
Architect: Carey Jones Chapman
Tolcher Architects, London
Developer: London Square, Uxbridge
Landscape contractor: Kingston Landscape Group Ltd., Twickenham
System build-up: “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E
Project report

Streatham Hill is a new landmark and another premium residential development in Greater London situated within a 20 min ride on the train to the London city centre. Surrounded by the multi-storey apartment buildings, the private landscaped courtyard forms the heart of the development. Most of the apartments look onto this inner courtyard and it serves as a green oasis to the residents while the thriving shopping street including retail spaces, restaurants and bars is situated just on the other side of the building. As the courtyard was built on top of the underground garage a suitable podium deck build-up was required. Floradrain® FD 40-E was chosen as the heart of the build-up system used under all planting areas to provide an excellent water/air balance. According to the landscape design the planting areas were divided in smaller and larger squares with varying substrate heights to suit the needs of the wide range of plants from trees to evergreen shrubs and blooming perennials.

  • Plant bed with lushious vegetaion surrounded by rusted steel edgings
    The drainage element Floradrain® FD 40-E provides an excellent water/air balance under all planting areas.
  • Three seats arranged in a circle and surrounded by greenery
    Some seating areas are arranged in a circle encouraging socialising.
  • Courtyard with sitting area, surrounded by planters
    A perfect place to relax and soak up the bright atmosphere.
  • Large rocks surrounded by planters with lush greenery
    Large rocks give the landscaped courtyard a natural appearance.
  • Planter covered with weathered metal and surrounded by greenery
    The weathered metal appearance of the planters blends harmoniously with the lush greenery.
  • Large planters with a variety of flowers along a pathway
    A wide variety of flowers and foliage invites to take a stroll and let the eyes wander.
  • Bird's eye view onto the green courtyard surrounded by multi-storey buildings
    Most of the apartments are facing into the inner courtyard serving as a green oasis to the residents.