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National Heritage Lottery funds Green Roof for Russell House

The new roof will benefit the community, environment, and local biodiversity thanks to National Lottery players.

Construction work is underway on our four storey building for 21 apartments at Russell Street, Swansea, and thanks to funding received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the design now includes a David Attenborough Biodiverse roof.

The green roof has a number of positive environmental impacts such as improved biodiversity and air quality at this location. It will also help to cool the building in summer thus reducing the need for air conditioning and lowering the energy use required to cool buildings. A proven benefit of green roof is that it slows down the rate of surface water run-off from the roof – thus reducing the potential in the area for flash flooding during heavy rainfall.

Once in bloom, the green roof will benefit not only the future residents of our Russell House apartments, but also local people in the surrounding neighbourhood.

We are delighted to have received this money from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to allow us to include the Green Roof as part of our Russell House redevelopment. Both new residents and the local community will benefit from this attractive and environmentally friendly feature, and it will leave a lasting positive legacy on the area for years to come. At Pobl, placemaking is at the heart of our developments, and this is a great example of how we are striving to create truly sustainable homes in places where people want to live. Rosy Steel - Project Manager at Pobl Group