vegetable roof garden in Mayfield House

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vegetable roof garden in Mayfield House

vegetable roof garden in Mayfield House

Prisca Benelli By Prisca Benelli

Turn the roof of Mayfield House, a council house in Bethnal Green, into a rooftop vegetable garden and a common area for residents.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

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Mayfield House is a council building with 52 apartments in Bethnal Green. It hosts a retirement day center for elderly Somalis, and a number of families with small children. The council is now redoing major works to the building: the roof is flat, and with minimal effort it could be turned in an absolutely fantastic space with raised planters for the residents to grow their own food.

What we'll deliver:

  • structural survey to calculate how much weight can be added
  • purchase material for raised planters

Why it's a great idea:

This would have positive effects on the food security of the residents as well as their well being by providing a recreational opportunity for residents, including those in the retirement house. Roof plantings provides food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, habitats or corridors for wildlife, and in large scale they have ecological benefits.

Steps to get it done:


Location Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has 116 other projects and £1,025,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Mayfield House

Council

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