University of East London’s Sustainability Research Institute supported the technical monitoring of this project to quantify the biodiversity, stormwater attenuation and urban cooling benefits of the new green spaces. The UEL team used flowmeters and pressure sensors to capture data on stormwater management performance. They also record floral diversity by carrying out surveys on green roofs and used thermal imaging of green roofs and ground-level features to investigate cooling effect.
Read the Monitoring Report - 1st Period (August 2015 - May 2016)
Read the Monitoring Report - 2nd Period (June 2016 - September 2016)
Groundwork used a Social Return on Investment Model designed by the New Economics Foundation to capture the wider social impacts of the project, including climate change awareness, social cohesion and impacts on well-being.
Read the SROI Report
The new CIRIA BeST tool is also being used to evaluate the project over the longer term. This will enable us to assess factors including the reduction in crime, improvements in environmental education and the wider health and recreation benefits.