Published: 22 January 2014

Call for ideas: Guild roof garden

Roof garden

Liverpool Guild of Students is calling for ideas on how to make use of the newly extended roof garden.

The roof garden facilities, which currently exist on the ‘new’ Guild building, are being extended to the roof of the Reilly Building, and students are being encouraged to lead the design of the new space.

The activity is part of the Green Guild Project – a £300,000 programme of student-led initiatives aimed at encouraging greener living whilst at university. The funds were awarded to the Guild after a successful bid to the NUS Students’ Green Fund.

Project manager Dave Wheatley, said: “We’re really keen to get students’ ideas on how this empty space could be used for the benefit of everybody in the University community. The project gives us the scope to enhance the range of plants it is possible to grow, including food plants, by providing a soil depth of 60cm. We’d also like the space to attract insects and birds and become a place where students and staff can visit and enjoy.”

The area proposed for the new roof garden is the rotunda roof at the top of the Reilly Building. Students who are interested in taking part in the garden design can download a plan here.

Ideas should be submitted on two sides of A3 paper which can be either completed by hand or printed using digital software.  Digital proposals should be submitted by email to Dave Wheatley at Submissions completed by hand can be handed into the Guild Reception in the Reilly Building. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, 7 February 2014.

The competition is open to all LGoS members and the prizes for the entries will be judged by a panel on 12 February 2014.  A £50 voucher will go to the first prize winner and five runners up will receive £20 vouchers each.

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2 thoughts on “Call for ideas: Guild roof garden

  1. Margaret Henderson

    Be lovely to incorporate the 5 senses.. Water Feature,Windchimes,Herbs and Smelly Flowers. Grass in small Section .. Benches with Recyled wood.. Music on Demand to create an Ambience. Mozart for Relavation a Timber Arch for Clematis.. Fruit Trees. In Tubs.. Seed area.. A rep mnthly to oversee the Garden.. Safety Railings . Lights for Dark days and Nights .. a Machine that allows you to see Liverpool LIKE they have in Beach Resorts .. Mix of Colours on Benches . Raised Planted Beds with Wheelchair access around.. Place to play a Bit of Acoustic Music or Sing area For Small Groups of 5 .. Phew xx

  2. Christopher

    Get rid of the plants and redirect the £300,000 into something useful that students want – such as cheap beer – and change the roofgarden into an outdoor bar and BBQ area.

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