The Dumont


Client: St James

Location: Albert Embankment, London

Construction Value: £100m

OOBE was commissioned by St James to develop a planting plan for the twelfth floor roof terrace of The Dumont, a large residential tower designed by David Walker and EPR Architects, part of the Albert Embankment development.

The practice responded sensitively to the space and has created a peaceful and tranquil environment for residents and visitors to enjoy. Ornamental grasses create a soft separation between external areas and enhance the privacy of secluded pockets, whilst varying heights and textures in outer planters frame the fantastic views across London. The planting palette responds perfectly to the contemporary character of the terrace.

A secluded haven for residents and visitors and home to wildlife on the twelfth floor.

The lush planting is low maintenance and includes a mixture of structural grasses with softer and more natural planting. The planting palette was developed with birds, bees and other insects in mind. Varieties were chosen that would attract pollinators, encourage biodiversity and provide year-round interest.

This stunning rooftop terrace with its panoramic vista is a secluded haven for residents and visitors. It is a year-round sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place that can be enjoyed in all seasons through well-chosen wildlife friendly planting.

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