Late on Wednesday evening last week at Lambeth Town Hall, planning permission was granted for Metropolitan to undertake the £1.6bn redevelopment of Clapham Park in South London. Greengage are incredibly proud to have been instrumental in this process, having managed the Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy Strategy, Sustainability, Ecology and Arboricultural work for the scheme. This was the largest ever full detailed planning application submitted, requiring the coordination of … more

People have become worryingly disconnected from the natural world. Our green spaces and wildlife are often away from where we live and work; nature has become a novelty. As policy and best practice begin to encourage engagement with all things wild, it’s time to adapt the way we design and manage urban spaces. A good place to start is by looking up… A peregrine falcon rises on the … more

Greengage have been busy all summer monitoring a wide range of urban green infrastructure projects throughout London and the UK. Our ecologists have been on rooftops throughout the capital studying the many living roofs that we have been involved with over the last few years. We have seen diverse wildflower meadows in the most unlikely of places supporting a wide variety of life. Our detectors have been collecting … more

Economic Rewards of Green Infrastructure Evidence supporting the economic case for green infrastructure (GI) is steadily mounting up, with a wider spectrum of benefits than was originally anticipated. Now there is hope that the London Infrastructure Plan 2050[i] will provide the first long-term and city-wide approach required to maximise these benefits for London in the future. Remunerations from investment in green infrastructure range from climate change mitigation, to … more