Admiralty Arch Roof Farm
By Ellie Thompson
Urban and rooftop farms have been discussed as one way of providing sustainable green infrastructure in cities. An increasing number of companies are transforming their rooftops into green spaces which also produce a small amounts of food.
To accelerate this idea, I propose that all new developments with a food service pledge to produce a certain percentage of their food on site.
My proposal takes the new hotel development in Admiralty Arch as an example. If they were to produce 10% of their food on site, this would result in a reduction of carbon emissions (the average meal has travelled 4,200 miles just to get to your table) and create inner city farming jobs. They would also benefit from the associated mental health benefits for staff, who would have access to this inner city oasis.