The rising demand for Green Amenity Space
Green amenity space is on the rise in residential and commercial developments. Here we explore what’s driving this green demand.
Increasingly, new developments are shining the spotlight on their amenity space offerings. A new residential block, a statement tower or a flagship HQ is no longer complete without multiple roof terraces and podium gardens as a focal point. Green amenity space has fast become the in-trend way of differentiating your offering – pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to create a more desirable space that enables property developers to charge a premium.
Here we explore what’s behind the demand for green amenity space.
Desirability of green amenity space
It’s undeniable that green amenity spaces are highly desirable. For example, The Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens, the roof terraces at Landmark Pinnacle and the proposed Roots in the Sky project have received great publicity on their amenity offerings. These benefits are in-trend and people are keen to be associated with them.
Helping create social value
Shared amenity space offers great opportunities for people to socialise with locals and neighbours. It brings people together from different ages and cultures, helping to create a real sense of neighbourhood and community. Also, there’s the opportunity for local clubs and sports teams. Larger spaces have use for social events, sponsored and charity activities that bring people together.
‘Roots in the Sky’, shown below, is a current scheme led by investment manager and developer Fabrix. It describes itself an ‘urban forest’. It features a 1.1 acre rooftop forest of over 100 established trees, 10,000 plants and over 1300 tonnes of soil. Designed by award-winning architects Studio RHE, and granted planning by London Borough of Southwark. Image credit to Studio RHE.