Flat-roofed London offices to house allotments


London offices and commercial properties with flat roofs are being encouraged to turn them into allotments by the time the Olympics roll into town, it has been reported.

As part of a proposed regeneration project, London office buildings with flat unused spaces on their roofs will be used to grow fruit and vegetables.

According to the Times, the plans are part of a sustainability scheme suggested by the London mayor Boris Johnson.

Rosie Boycott, the former newspaper editor and chair of London Food, which is funded by the London Development Agency told the newspaper that the allotments will “reduce flooding, improve insulation and take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere”.

The initiative, named Dig for Victory, is set to be launched tomorrow and will incorporate London businesses as well as hospitals and other public buildings.

Those that own commercial properties with flat roofs will be given incentives to encourage them to transform the space into an area capable of growing produce.ADNFCR-1329-ID-18856300-ADNFCR