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The Lyric Roof Garden

Location: Hammersmith
Client: The Lyric Theatre
Capital Cost: £80k

The roof garden at the Lyric Hammersmith is an oasis in a heavily built-up part of London. The design includes lighting, sustainable timber decking, low planters, seating, shrubs and trees. The garden also boasts a bespoke six metre high pergola canopy visible from Hammersmith tube station.

The planting was completed with the support of the Groundwork Green Team, a project helping the long term unemployed learn horticultural skills, and children from the local primary school. Residents from the nearby Ashcroft Estate were appointed ‘Garden Guardians’ providing hands-on help to keep it in tip-top condition. The roof garden has been funded jointly by the theatre, local businesses through Hammersmith London and Marks & Spencer.

“The roof garden provides a green space for everyone in Hammersmith to enjoy, both day and night. The garden is part of our commitment to making Hammersmith a fantastic place to live, work and relax as well as providing a great night out for theatre goers.”

Jessica Hepburn, Executive Director, Lyric Theatre