Project Details


Springwell Gardens,
Podium and Roof Terrace


Leeds, England


May 2024

About The Project

Springwell Gardens is a prestigious 31-million-pound project in Leeds. It comprises 16 storeys and 223 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Funded by Leeds-based developer Citylife, Springwell Gardens will create a new
relationship of building to skyline, increasing residential capacity in the city.
Located just a 10-minute walk from Leeds train station, this progressive development encourages inside-outside living experience to foster inclusive communities and aims to provide the best of city living for the people of Leeds. The new building includes private roof terraces with skyline views, private courtyards, and communal gardens for residents to enjoy community leisure space.

What was done

Palmer Landscapes were awarded the landscaping contract which included the
creation of extensive rooftop gardens and communal gardens. They turned to
Green-tech for the supply of over 100m3 of Green-tree Intensive Roof Garden
Substrate and 28m3 of lightweight subsoil.

Green-tree Intensive Roof Garden Substrate is a blend of lightweight aggregate and award-winning Green-tree topsoil. It is ideal for green roof construction projects and particularly containerised plantin. Intensive roofs are heavier and deeper green roofs and their growing media ranges in thickness from 200mm to 1000mm.

This deeper soil allows intensive roofs to accommodate large plants and plant
groupings. The excellent water-holding capacities of Green-tree Intensive Roof
Garden Substrate ensure healthy plants and trees in a roof garden environment.
Green-tree’s lightweight Roof Garden Subsoil is a specially designed blend to
complement and work in conjunction with our Intensive and Podium Deck Roof
Garden substrates. The product is a blend of lightweight aggregate and specially
selected washed silica sand. The sand has been sourced to give the substrate
optimum drainage properties and offer good levels of aeration.

Green-tech were one of our main suppliers for the Springwell Gardens Project. We pride ourselves on high-quality work and the Green-tree intensive soil was just what was needed for a professional finish. We will definitely be using the soil on future projects.

Ryan Horsman – Head Estimator, Palmer Landscapes