Kingfisher House,
Juniper Drive,
Battersea Reach,
SW18 1TX

Roof Garden.

Private Gardens

Our clients; located in Pimlico Victoria; employed us as design and build contractors having already obtained outline planning permission to create a new access point to their roof and locate a garden to be enjoyed by all the family. The new roof terrace of their property represented a superb opportunity to create an external living space and make the most of the panoramic views across the London skyline. The house had already been fitted to a high standard and the building itself is a beautiful Georgian Terrace.

Landscape Designer : Bartholomew Landscaping

Roof Garden Construction and Project Management : Bartholomew Landscaping


A need for simplicity was at the heart of the brief. Our client wanted maximum space for entertaining, whilst including space for enough planting to provide shelter and enclosure. Maintenance requirements should be kept to a minimum.

Our team of Landscape Architects worked closely with local engineers to prepare a scheme and structure that could achieve the client’s dreams. Detailed drawings and a 3D model were prepared to enable the design to be presented to the client and a detailed planning application was submitted by Bartholomew to Westminster council for their approval. It was important that the terrace was not visible from street level.

The entrance to the terrace is through a very modern glass roof structure that slides back over a newly installed stairwell and an interior that was also installed by us. To complement this and also facilitate a generous area for entertainment we laid a beautifully carpentered timber deck using invisible fixings. New railings were designed and installed and a skylight was included to allow light into the bathroom below.


The main seating area is covered by a light-weight pergola that is covered in trailing climbers

The main seating area is covered by a light-weight pergola that is covered in trailing climbers


Continuous runs of stepped powder-coated painted steel containers reflect the linearity of the terrace architecture and decking while providing an opportunity for generous planting. The entry point and main seating area are covered by a light-weight pergola that is covered in trailing climbers. An additional bespoke day bed/bench was constructed that gently sweeps up from the main deck. The space below the bench is used for storage of cushions and children’s play equipment.

The choice of plants was carefully considered in light of the need for low maintenance. Sturdy yet visually interesting plants were used and, for the main containers, we included Lavender and Rosemary so that their aromatic fragrances could flow around the terrace and into the property below.