Living Roof – Bus Stop

A bus stop living roof, also known as a green roof or vegetated roof, offers several benefits, both environmental and practical. Brixworth Parish Council have successfully installed its first at the Bus Stop on Northampton Road.

Here are just a few of the advantages:

🌱Green roofs absorb rainwater, reducing storm water runoff.

🌱The living roof provides habitat and promotes biodiversity by creating a green space for plants and potentially attracting insects and birds.

🌱Plants on the roof can help filter pollutants from the air, contributing to improved air quality.

🌱The vegetation on the roof helps cool the surrounding environment through the process of evapotranspiration, reducing the urban heat island effect.

🌱Living roofs enhance the visual appeal of the bus stop and surrounding area, contributing to a more pleasant and attractive environment.

🌱The vegetation on the roof can act as a sound buffer, reducing noise pollution from traffic and other urban sources.

🌱Living roofs contribute to the overall greenery in urban areas, helping to counteract the negative effects of urbanization on the natural environment.

(Bottom right image is how the roof will look once established)

Pictures below – examples of how the living roof will look once established.