The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre was recently awarded the New Tourism Business prize at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. This award recognises The Flower Bowl as a high performing new business with a great understanding of the marketplace and further opportunities for development.
The unusual living rooftop feature has been part of The Flower Bowl plan at the outset, with the ultimate goal to enable sheep to graze there! The roof had been designed with the sheep in mind, however, the logistics of making a roof ‘sheep-safe’ are extremely complex.
Putting a five-foot high fence around the perimeter of a roof sounds quite simple. But of course, you can’t just bang some fence posts into the soil. The steel posts had to be attached to the main structural steel and this had to be brought through the entire roof build. This coupled with the undulations of The Flower Bowl roof made for quite an operation.
Once the grass had matured on the roof, three Dutch Spotted ewes along with their three lambs moved from Myerscough College to the penthouse field on the roof of The Flower Bowl.
This quirky idea has been the Topping family’s vision from the start.
The 4,200m2 specialist roof is one of a kind and was created with 700 tonnes of topsoil and grass, with the perimeters all held back with the Fixfast EdgeGuard living roof retaining system.
Key benefits include;