With office and residential property owners quickly realising the potential rooftop renovations can bring, these refurbished spaces are rapidly becoming renowned as some of the best places to live and work. WeWork, The Monument has created an abundance of outdoor space using roof terraces and balconies to host sports, lunches and meetings in the sunshine. Many others have designed these exclusive areas to attract new clients or enticed workers back into the workspace. Making these changes show businesses are evolving – aware they need to adapt to the new expectations and lifestyles of employees.
Ahead of the game
For many countries, the use of roof space has been something of a regularity for some time. In Copenhagen, the installation of green roofs on new builds has been mandatory since 2010. Likewise, in France, since 2015, new builds require either solar panels or a living roof. With many others already following suit, it shows positive steps towards meeting net zero targets and reducing carbon in the environment.