Sheffield school's green roof designated Local Nature Reserve

Sharrow School in Sheffield has been designated a Local Nature Reserve this week after Natural England recognised the value of its green roofs.

Sharrow School in Sheffield has become the first building in the country to have a Local Nature Reserve on its roof.

The 2,000sq m green roof at the school is designed to reflect the different habitats surrounding the city and includes wildflower meadow and grassland plants as well as a wetland area with a small pond.

It was designed by the Green Roof Centre director Nigel Dunnett and built with the help of 100 volunteers

It has been declared as a Local Nature Reserve by Sheffield City Council with the support of Natural England, in recognition of the importance of the roof to wildlife and educating the school's pupils about nature and the environment.


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