Helping to attract new business at St Modwen’s landmark warehouse scheme

Helping to attract new business at St Modwen’s landmark warehouse scheme

The final stage of a landmark warehouse scheme has been brought to life in Tamworth, making it one of the most prominent locations in the Midlands for warehouse and distribution operators.

Completed in May 2017, Unit B at Centurion Park, which was commissioned by St Modwen, one of the UK’s leading regeneration specialists, forms the larger part of a logistics and distribution hub that covers a staggering 21-acre site.

The focus for the project was to produce a highly functional building that was aesthetically identical to the adjacent warehouse, providing consistent building aesthetics and attracting businesses to locate in the area. Euroclad’s Elite roof and wall systems, including ridge-to-eaves rooflights, provided the matching, high quality, modern appearance that the project required.

Specialist installers Hickton Construction chose Euroclad’s Elite 51 and Elite 60 vertical cladding systems for the walls which, together with the Elite Secret Fix SF500 roofing system, provided a 25 year full system guarantee.

Euroclad’s high performance Elite Secret Fix SF500 roofing system, covering 12,100m2, provided excellent acoustic and thermal insulation, giving the roof an energy efficient U-value of 0.18W/m2K. The external roofing profile was manufactured using Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Albatross, with ridge-to-eaves rooflights also installed over an area of 1,750m2.

The walls, which had a 0.25W/m2K U-value, were made up of 5000m2 of Elite 51 and 623m2 of Elite 60, manufactured from Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Albatross and Merlin Grey respectively.

Ideally located adjacent to junction 10 of the M42, Unit B provides the opportunity for speculative industrial warehouse accommodation on a prime site, offering 14,215m2 of warehouse space with 24/7 access, parking for over 100 vehicles and two-level access doors.

David Thornloe, from Hickton Construction which installed the systems and profiles, said: “This was a large-scale project that had to be completed on time and on budget using high quality products and having worked with Euroclad on many projects before, they were our first choice.

“They provided us with a range of options to help create the desired effect and delivered our products in good time, which was great for us as we were working to a tight schedule. They also helped us work around the low pitch of the roof by recommending their SF500 Elite roofing system which can be installed with a very low pitch.”

Euroclad’s diverse range of steel and aluminium cladding systems are available in a range of

options and colours. Founded in1981, Euroclad has maintained its cutting edge approach to high performance, cost-effective solutions to remain at the forefront of the industry for over 35 years.

Helping to attract new business at St Modwen’s landmark warehouse scheme

The future of modern, energy-efficient homes

The future of modern, energy-efficient homes
—Efficiency and style at Exeter eco-housing development—

Holland Park is Exeter’s first ever zero carbon housing development. Located at the edge of Exeter Golf and Country Club in Old Rydon Lane, it comprises 40 premium properties made with exceptional craftsmanship and fitted with furnishings and appliances of the highest specification.

Each property is AA energy rated under the UK’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) regulations and all have zero carbon emissions due to their use of solar PV systems.

The construction specification for the luxury properties in Holland Park highlighted the need for energy-efficient products that also offer a striking contemporary style. To achieve these characteristics, the project’s installer Progressive Systems Ltd chose Euroclad’s VieoZinc warm roofing system to be used on the properties.

Connecting People with Nature

Sustainability is at the very heart of Euroclad’s manufacturing and is critical to key Supply Chain Partnerships. Euroclad endorses the sustainable credentials of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel and it’s BES6001 responsible sourcing certification, which is a core element of Elite Systems.
Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel are both manufactured by Tata Steel at their Shotton site in North Wales, surrounded by the Dee Estuary. The site balances industrial manufacturing with the environment and is home to open natural spaces and various wildlife species such as pond life, Terns and Canada Geese.
For World Environment day on the 5th of June, staff at Shotton will be celebrating by “Connecting People with Nature” through a series of educational walks through the diverse environments, as well as guided tours of the Tern Lagoons – which is officially a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

World Environment Day 

A Platform for Action
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The People’s Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That ‘something’ can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd – everyone is free to choose.

The Theme
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017 is connecting people to nature.
The Host
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year’s host is Canada.
http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/

Safety Schemes in Procurement

Enhancing our Health and Safety Systems to be simpler and more transparent

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an initiative that puts safety at the heart of procurement. Supported by the HSE, SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and drive unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment.

We have recently enhanced our Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which complies with the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001:2007, to include SSIP, providing greater convenience and transparency for our entire supply chain.

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Confidex® Guarantee

The original and still the best

Nearly 25 years ago Confidex® from Tata Steel revolutionised the way guarantees were offered for pre-finished steel, sending a clear signal of product confidence and quality. This message has continued to evolve through years of innovation, testing and support, leading to superior products and superior guarantees. Some of the highlights of the industry-leading Confidex® Guarantee include:

  • Confidex® is exclusive to Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® for up to 40 years and Colorcoat Prisma® for up to 30 years for roofs, walls and flashings, upon registration
  • Offered directly to the building owner
  • Provides full remedial action in the unlikely event of coating failure

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Super depot is signed, sealed and delivered

— DELIVERING A STRIKING, DURABLE ROOF & WALL PACKAGE FOR DPD  —

Increased capacity and greater process efficiency were the focus for a leading UK postal delivery company when it came to replacing its 20-year-old depot with a new and improved ‘super depot’.

With a £3.5 million investment, DPD’s super depot in Exeter, which was completed in 2016, has double the capacity and is four times as efficient as the old depot, creating 35 new jobs and handling a staggering 25,000 parcels a day.

Euroclad products provided the high-quality feel that the 5,618m2 building needed, which were installed by specialist contractor Progressive Systems.  Euroclad’s Elite wall and roof systems provided the form, function and durability required by the building’s specification and has been so well received that, to date, Euroclad products have featured on six new DPD distribution centres across the UK in the last year or so.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EUROCLAD – CUSTOMER SERVICES/ELITE ADMINISTRATOR
LOCATION – CARDIFF.

Objectives:

Coordination of the customer service and order processing activities within the Elite Business Unit, ensuring all orders and complaints are processed promptly to the satisfaction of the customer. Coordinate Elite component purchase orders. Support the Elite Systems Coordinator where required.
Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Answering telephone calls from customers.
  • Process Elite component orders and coordinate supply of relevant goods for delivery to Euroclad or to site.
  • Liaising with Suppliers to confirm stock availability and raising Purchase Orders.
  • Bulk order management and resolution i.e. receive and enter customer bulk order against bulks; keep up to date files and paperwork; keep bulk order computer records up to date.
  • Field and log and customer concerns/complaints.
  • Processing of customer guarantee requests.
  • Liaise with dispatch department to resolve delivery issues.
  • Confer with customers and business units on lead times.
  • Checking customer and supplier confirmations.
  • Filing of all relevant paperwork.

Competencies:

  • Understanding of how an office is run effectively (system awareness)
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • IT literate.
  • Organised, systematic and precise.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Flexible.
  • Keen eye for detail.

Qualifications:

  • GCSE’s or equivalent in mathematics and English.
  • No other formal qualifications required although experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

Reporting: Reporting directly to the Elite Systems Supply Chain Manager.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EUROCLAD – SALES DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
LOCATION – CARDIFF.

The ultimate aim of this role is to maximise sales by coordinating existing opportunities, increasing conversion of quoted projects and assisting both the Internal and the External Sales Teams.
Existing opportunities will be in the form of quotations issued. The role will be directly responsible for the diligent following up of specific quoted projects to gain more opportunities of securing the order through identifying all the parties involved in the project and offering a Euroclad Ltd solution.

The following up process will be by phone and web based search software predominantly. Liaising with internal and external sales teams, business development, architects, main contractors and customers. This will be a key role in ensuring we achieve the maximum return from our activities and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully and effectively as part of the sales team.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • To manage a system for the effective following up of quoted projects and increase the number of opportunities for projects to lead to the securing of the order.
  • To use the PSA CRM system for the tracking of quotations and recording relevant information.
  • To gather information and maximise the quotation opportunities.
  • To use Barbour ABI and other suitable sources of information to identity additional customers in the supply chain.
  • To manage and report on the conversion of tracked projects to order in a concise manner.

Qualifications:

GCSE’s or equivalent in mathematics and English.
Experience in a similar role and or experience with market research and lead generation a distinct advantage.

Reporting: Reporting directly to the Executive Director National Sales, liaising with the internal and external sales team.

TIME FLIES

ARRESTING DESIGN FROM EUROCLAD

Looking back into our archives has brought back fond memories of some of the landmark buildings that we have been lucky enough to supply.

Ten years ago, in the same year that the iPhone was launched and French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reached a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world’s fastest conventional train, we released a press release about the Gloucestershire Constabulary County Police Headquarters, at the time featuring the longest continuous sheet lengths that we had produced at 125m.

Taking the shape of an ellipse, the Euroseam standing seam roof spans around 8,500m2 of floor space. Finished in Moorland Green, the roof forms part of a building designed to present a dynamic and inspiring appearance for 400 members of staff at the Quedgeley-based headquarters. An area planted as a ‘green roof’ parallels the smooth, precise lines of self-curved aluminium.

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The Gold Standard

UNIQUE SOFFIT HELPING TO BEGIN THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE

Precision, quality and security are evident throughout the new Royal Mail building that has been constructed at their prestigious site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The Royal Mint is one of Britain’s oldest manufacturing businesses, whose pre-delivery stock is valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. It was therefore a great honour to manufacture and supply our BML200 system for the impressive entranceway to the new building, which has been christened the Royal Mint Experience.

The main entrance certainly creates a vibrant, memorable impact for visitors and building users, employing a large, orange-coloured soffit featuring recessed LED spotlighting, which continues from the external entranceway through to the inside of the building, providing a smooth transition from entrance to foyer.

BML 200 is a mechanically-fixed rainscreen system, which is suitable for wall cladding, soffit, fascia and column applications. It is a highly adaptable system, making it ideal for this prestigious project.

The official name for the material finish is Rust Patina. This clever coating creates the illusion of texture on aluminium composite material (ACM). The material had to be perforated to create the space for small inset LED spotlights that suggest the glinting of newly minted coins, whilst larger lighting pods provide good illumination and help to produce a welcoming space. The attention to detail demanded by Rio Architects has been clearly fulfilled by cladding contractors Richard Kemble Contracts, evidenced by the precise installation of the clad elements.

The new Royal Mint Experience building houses the main reception, ticket hall, exhibition, cinema, and cafe, bursts into life. Tessellating hexagonal aluminium panels pattern the walls of the building, designed to remind the visitor of random coins are finished in various shades of bronze, contrasting the very dark curtain walling and glazing framing.

The Llantrisant Royal Mint site was opened in 1968 to cope with the huge production runs needed to prepare for decimalisation. Today it produces up to 90 million coins each week.

 
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