Europe’s largest living wall is already coming to London with the transformation of Citicape House in Holborn, and now an urban forest in the sky is on its way too. The former Blackfriars Crown Court building is being turned into retail and workspace development Roots In The Sky by Fabrix, which will have a 1.1 acre rooftop made up of over 100 trees and 10,000 plants. Not only will you get epic views up there but the greenery will provide 23% canopy cover, doing wonders for the biodiversity of the area.

The urban roof garden, set to be one of the largest in Europe, will also feature allotments and a seed bank, as well as a bar, restaurant and infinity pool that’ll be heated by the building’s waste. On street level, the development will include a green atrium, an auditorium and community space, a cafe and retail kiosks as well as private office spaces.

Construction is due to begin in January 2021 with an expected completion date of 2024, so we still have a few years to wait yet.

Opens 2024
1-15 Pocock St, London SE1 0BT