We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the annual Sustain Magazine awards under the category of Biodiversity for the Building 10 Brown Roof project at Woolwich Arsenal. This exciting project, which has been undertaken in collaboration with LDA-Design for Berkeley Homes (Urban Renaissance) in 2008/09, is one of the largest brown roof projects in London, covering 5,000 square metres.
Given its importance and our involvement from an early stage we decided to make this site the subject of the BSG Biodiversity Research Programme for 2009/2010 and we have funded the monitoring of invertebrate colonisation in the first year. To our surprise and delight we have recorded a range of invertebrates in the first season that included two nationally scarce species. The final decision on the winner under the biodiversity category will be made on the 2nd of March at the award ceremony and we are keeping our fingers crossed: there is some very strong competition in this category with other impressive projects being shortlisted.