London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s plans for green roofs to be used on all large-scale developments in the capital will go live in February. Commercial Schemes and housing projects of more than 500 units will be asked to incorporate ‘green’ or ‘living’ roofs as part of the London Plan. The greater London Authority will push councils to include the designs to increase green space. Contractors will be asked to come up with new ideas to fit the roofs and how to look after them.
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A preliminary hearing was held yesterday into the nuisance claim brought against developer Arab Investments for noise and disturbance at the £500m Pinnacle Tower development site in the City of London.The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Andrew Morritt CVO, heard an application by insurance firm Hiscox for an interim injunction to restrict demolition on the site, where the 950,000 sq ft Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is to be constructed. The application also sought relief to ensure access to Hiscox’s neighbouring offices at 1 Great St Helen’s and to prevent “water ingress”. Multiplex, which is not a party to the dispute, won the contract to build the 288m (3,100 sq ft), 63-storey skyscraper in August.