Sharrow School, Sheffield

 

1 Sharrow School Green Roof 1

Sharrow School, close to the city centre, features one of the most ambitious green roof projects in the country. Sharrow is on a sloping hill and the new primary school (as of 2009) was designed to be on several levels, and therefore several roof layers, which double up as outdoor learning spaces and green roofs. The 2000sq metres of multi-level roofs contain a number of habitats, from Peak District limestone grassland, wildflower meadows, urban brownfield sites to a wetland area with a small pond. The roofs have been the first in the country to be granted local nature reserve status.

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