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In partnership with global real estate provider JLL, Ground Control was chosen to enhance the outdoor space for office workers an office roof garden.  The aim was to provide employees with a sustainable outdoor space that office users could enjoy with colleagues.

In partnership with global real estate provider JLL, Ground Control was chosen to enhance the outdoor space for office workers an office roof garden.  The aim was to provide employees with a sustainable outdoor space that office users could enjoy with colleagues.

Project overview

  • Enhance outdoor space at the workplace
  • Reuse old planters stored on the office rooftops
  • Create mini-allotments from materials already on site
  • Prepare foundations for employees to grow herbs and vegetables in the planters
  • Create sustainable, outdoor space for employees to use all year round
  • Promote health, and well being in the workplace

The problem

  • COVID-19 has left office spaces neglected. Facilities and office managers are challenged with making the workplace a welcoming place to return to after months of remote working
  • Some employees have developed unhealthy lifestyles whilst staying at home during the pandemic

The solution

  • Encourage positive use of outdoor space by creating mini allotments for workers to grow their own herbs and vegetables
  • Reuse and recycle onsite materials for low cost, sustainable impact
  • Promote staff morale, team building, and healthy lifestyles

The Process

Ground Control deployed their expert teams to:

  • Design the look and feel of the mini allotments at the office roof garden
  • Lay the foundations for planting herbs and vegetables
  • Supply compost, seeds, and plant food
  • Advise, and educate the office employees on how to get the best results from their harvest

The Results

  • A flourishing office roof garden of self-grown herbs and vegetables.  This includes beetroot, onions, parsley, basil, chives, and more
  • Engaged employees are making the most of the outside office space
  • Employees make daily visits to the roof garden to feed and attend to the shrubs
  • The workplace has become a happier and healthier place to be.  Employees collaborate on outdoor activities and can share and enjoy healthy food from the fruits of their labour.
  • Employees reap what they sow!

To find out more about what we can do, for your outside space, no matter how big or small, please contact us.

In partnership with global real estate provider JLL, Ground Control was chosen to enhance the outdoor space for office workers an office roof garden.  The aim was to provide employees with a sustainable outdoor space that office users could enjoy with colleagues.