- Location: St Donat's Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
- Type: New Build
- Client: Atlantic Sports College
- Architect: Lawray Architects
- Installer: Nautilus
- Year: 2017
This project utilised 1,500m2 of Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing and Blackdown Green Roof NatureMat. NatureMat is a vegetated mat consisting of a biodegradable base layer, a specially formulated substrate layer and a 90% mature plant cover comprising of 6 core species (predominantly Sedums) along with 13 randomly sown species. All grown to maturity in Blackdowns’s own fields in Somerset. A roofing system was needed that would provide students with an environmentally beneficial solution that would help improve their lives. NatureMat provides that solution by helping clean the air from surrounding pollution and contributing to the required acoustic and thermal properties needed for this project.