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An Elite Topping with all the Sides for Dominos Pizza

Creating a modern, weatherproof warehouse was the focus for the construction of a new state-of-the-art Dominos Pizza supply chain centre in Warrington.

The building is located in Omega South, part of the new Omega development, a former RAF airbase site covering 575 acres situated to the north of Warrington, halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. A regeneration project owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Omega is a £1 billion mixed-use development set in a highly accessible location just off the M62.

Comprising commercial premises, new homes, retail and leisure opportunities, as well as vibrant parkland and wildlife areas, the vision for Omega involves the creation of up to 24,000 new jobs, the provision of affordable housing, and attracting long-term investment to Warrington. The new £30 million Dominos Pizza supply chain centre occupies a bespoke warehouse unit at Omega covering 10,800 square metres. Providing jobs for 120 people in the local area, the centre is used as a space for production, storage and distribution, serving 450 Dominos outlets across the north west of England, and comprises a two-storey office, parking and a substation.

The development of the centre was led by architects Chetwood Associates which specified Euroclad to provide cladding for this project. Having worked with Euroclad before, the team could be confident that cladding work carried out on the building would be compliant with its requirements. The client, Omega Warrington Limited, wanted a high quality, watertight roofing system to span the entire roof and, as one of the only cladding manufacturers that could offer continuous roof profile sheets with no joints, Euroclad was also specified to provide cladding for the roof which was over 64 metres long.

Euroclad supplied its Elite 3 roofing system, which is installed without fixings and has single length rolled sheets, ideal for long-span buildings. Elite systems also offer the benefits of a package of components that form performance-tested and accredited systems that are lightweight and can be installed quickly. To eradicate the risk of water ingress, Euroclad supplied 9300m2 of continuous sheets of SF500 outer profile in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel in Albatross, which was rolled on-site to avoid the costly transportation of large sheets. With Euroclad’s Elite system in place, the roof has an energy-efficient U-value of 0.23W/m2K.

To make the most of natural light in the building, Hambleside Danelaw’s Zenon Arc barrel vault rooflights were installed in the roof making this the first building in the UK to receive these rooflights. Made using Zenon Pro traditionally reinforced glass fibre sheets, which are highly durable and can be expected to last up to 25 years, the translucent in-plane roof lights were installed as triple skin with a daylight opening width of one metre to let high levels of natural daylight into the building.

Amanda Davis, Regional Sales Manager at Hambleside Danelaw, said: “Our Zenon Arc rooflights are great for industrial buildings and the ideal solution for low-pitch curved roof applications so they were the perfect choice for this project.

“The roof lights were profiled to match the building envelope and were installed within Euroclad’s Elite 3 roofing system with ease – much quicker than with other systems – which in turn meant that the project could be completed on time and within budget.”

Euroclad was also chosen to clad the external walls of the building, supplying its high quality horizontal Elite 55 system.  Euroclad’s Elite wall systems offer high performance, design and flexibility to suit many applications, combined with an entire system guarantee. Selected by the client for its aesthetic appeal, the Elite 55 system is a proven, cost-effective system. 6500m2 of horizontal 32/1000 outer wall profiles were used as part of Elite 55, made from Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel in Goosewing Grey, giving the walls a U-value of 0.31W/m2K.

Skyline Competition

A message from Design Circle:

Design Circle are pleased to launch this year’s Skyline competition – our annual challenge to pick up an actual pen and, consequentially, win an actual pen! Our Mont Blanc fineliner pen prize is kindly donated this year by Euroclad.

This year, we’re challenging you to draw a great Welsh interior – new or old, natural or human-made – but, as usual, you need to convey that with a single continuous line.

As well as possibly entering yourself, we’d be very grateful if you could share this around your networks – emails, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even the office pin-board (if these things still exist!).

Registration & Queries
It would be helpful to our planning to let us know if you intend to enter; drop us an email if you’re seriously thinking of it and also get in touch for the full rules and to ask any questions: DesignCircle.RSAWsouth@gmail.com

Submission
Landscape A3 originals should be delivered to the RSAW office by 5pm on Monday, 2nd July:

Royal Society of Architects in Wales
The Creative Quarter, Morgan Arcade
Cardiff, CF10 1AF

Thanks everyone, and good luck if you choose to enter!

- The Design Circle team

110 years of heritage brought to life

Brooklands Aircraft Factory & Race Track

A major part of a historic site for motoring, aviation and engineering has been brought back to life as part of a revival project to help visitors understand the pivotal role Brooklands played in the field of engineering. The transformation of the Bellman Hangar into a learning centre for science, technology and engineering, opened towards the end of 2017.

A total of 3,314m2 of Euroclad’s galvanised steel sinusoidal profiles were manufactured and supplied, in a combination of uncoated and Colorcoat Prisma® finishes, to clad the hangar’s exterior walls and roof.  19/1000 liner panels were used on the inside of the Flight Shed with Euroclad’s Quattro spacer bar system.

Matthew Beard from Roofing, Cladding and Building Ltd, the specialist installers who worked on the project, said: “It was great to work on such a historic site and to help give the buildings a new lease of life. Replicating the aesthetics of the original buildings was key”. Matthew continued: “Euroclad were able to provide the like-for-like industrial feel that the project required which was great.”

Historic Building Refresh

RENOVATION OF A COMMUNITY THEATRE ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1921

A 96-year-old Lancashire community and entertainment venue is on course for full refurbishment after the completion of the first stage in its renovation.

Originally built in 1921, Lowther Pavilion is set in Lowther Gardens in Lytham St Annes and is a venue for theatrical productions, concerts, exhibitions, wedding receptions and community events. The first of a three-phase plan in the £5.25 million renovation project began in 2016 and was completed in 2017 with the completion of the new roof.

Euroclad’s products provided enhanced thermal performance and recreated the shape of the building’s original roof, which had remained intact since its construction in 1921. Improving the thermal performance of the roof was essential to this project so the existing roof was over-clad with a Refresh System featuring the Vieo warm roof; achieving the desired 0.11W/m2K U-Value, a highly thermally-efficient solution.

Refresh Systems offer a package of over-clad roof and wall refurbishment systems that can be adapted to suit various existing construction types and achieve a variety of defined performances.

The roof featured the Vieo roof profile in organic patina coated aluminium, which provided a weathered aluminium finish. The adaptability of the Vieo profile also allowed the specialist installers to remove a dip that existed in the original roof and achieve the look of a traditional pitched roof. As well as the new roof the first phase also included the relaying of the building’s original maple floor, construction of concrete supporting walls and the installation of new tiered seating in the auditorium.

Sean Boylan from AMS Cladding, who installed the roof, said: “Having worked with Euroclad before, we know and trust its products and the team were able to provide us with the most cost-effective option for this project. Its Vieo roof system and profile were quick and easy to install,  and the flexibility of Vieo allowed us to resolve the dip in the original roof, which was causing a significant difference in height. Euroclad was also able to provide the system guarantee which was required on this project.”

Funded by grants from Fylde Council, private donations and the Love Lowther renovation appeal – which is still actively raising funds – the refurbishment of Lowther Pavilion is set to be completed in time for the venue’s centenary in 2021. The project, which is being led by Andy Wolfe of architects Creative SPARC, has also been guided by feedback from public consultation events.

Euroclad’s diverse range of steel and aluminium cladding systems are available in a choice of options and colours. Founded in 1981, 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

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

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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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.

Energy from the Envelope – CPD Presentation

Tuesday 28th February 2017, Blackpool FC

On Tuesday 28th February we will be presenting a free industry-leading seminar, exploring renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding. If you are a construction professional operating in North Lancashire, then this seminar is for you.

As part of this DCE ‘BUILDINGEX’ day of seminars, we are delivering an informative, exclusive presentation in partnership with Tata Steel.

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Euroclad is the UK’s leading manufacturer of metal roof and wall cladding systems and recommends the use of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra and Colorcoat Prisma pre-finished steel from Tata Steel as part of its Elite Systems. Working together, Euroclad has partnered with renewable energy specialist Solar Advance to provide Energy from the Envelope solutions. This presentation explores the renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding.

DCE Events host a series of local construction CPD seminars across the UK, each offering at least six CPD-eligible, problem-solving product presentations, delivered by leading industry experts on a wide selection of specialist topics. All CPD Seminars from DCE are free of charge with complimentary lunch and refreshments.

Pretty In Pink

AMAZING INSTALLATION AT ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Pink (yes, pink) Vieo has been installed as a unique saw tooth-shaped roof feature with a colour-matched entranceway on the new Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) Building in Wallisdown, Poole. The building exterior, along with the elements that make use of the unusually-coloured Vieo system, is sure to become a design icon and inspire students to embrace their inner creativity.

The Vieo system was installed by specialist contractor Coverworld Construction, working for main contractor Morgan Sindall. Coverworld Construction’s managing director, Phillip Brand, commented: “This is perhaps the most striking Vieo installation that we have installed and we were pleased to help deliver the architect’s vision of an interesting, original design, that is at the same time functional and well-installed. Vieo has the inherent flexibility, performance and aesthetics to deliver exterior roof and wall designs to a standard that is fit-for-purpose and in-keeping with design aspirations.”

Main contractor Morgan Sindall employs around 5,700 people, working on everything from small scale fit outs and utilities projects to major urban regeneration schemes. Their strength comes from this balance of activity, combined with their ability to provide integrated solutions. Morgan Sindall are able to further leverage this strength by developing key supply chain partnerships with industry-leading construction specialists, such as Coverworld Construction and Euroclad.
According to a recent article in the Guardian online (1 January 2017) the UK’s creative industries contributes “almost £90bn net to GDP; it accounts for one in 11 jobs, a rate rising more quickly than all other parts of the economy.” This means that educational facilities specialising in developing the skills required by the creative industries are increasingly important to the culture and economy of the UK. And the construction of functional, attractive buildings such as the AUB is critical to creating a learning environment that is effective on a practical level, whilst inspiring creativity through the use of impactful visual design.

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BOOTH MUIRIE’S SPECIALIST CLADDING CREATES BIGGEST JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP IN EUROPE

Peter Vardy Jaguar Land Rover has recently opened a brand new, custom-built dealership in Aberdeen which has been revealed to be currently the largest in Europe.
The new £8m state-of-the-art dealership brings together Jaguar and Land Rover in one location that has been created to superior standards, using specialist rainscreen cladding systems manufactured by Euroclad company Booth Muirie, to deliver an aesthetic façade that reflects the identity and high-standards of both car brands.

The new showroom, owned by Peter Vardy, offers a luxurious experience to its customers, with two floors of new and approved used cars, as well as workshop services, a coffee bar and offices.
Booth Muirie’s BML120 specialist rainscreen cladding system was specified in Sunshine Grey and Champagne Metallic finishes, matching Jaguar Land Rover corporate colours and reflecting the quality that is associated with the two brands. The attractive new showroom was delivered by Ogilvie Construction with APS Developments responsible for installing Booth Muirie’s cladding system, which forms the greatest part of the showroom exterior and provides both a modern and stylish finish.

Fraser MacDonald, Quantity Surveyor at APS Developments commented, “Having worked with Booth Muirie on previous projects, we put their rainscreen systems forward for this new Jaguar Land Rover dealership as we have found them great and easy to work with. The overall installation went very smoothly and all parties are pleased with the results. Booth Muirie were great to work with throughout the project, and we were able to hand over the building a month ahead of schedule.”

The BML120 rainscreen system was used to form the exterior walls of the main entrance and showroom, with Euroclad supplying its Elite system to be used for the car park, carwash and maintenance areas. The system was primarily supplied in the Sunshine Grey Metallic finish, with elements of the Champagne Metallic finish being used to surround the windows, which used an angle reveal.

The panels were manufactured from Alucobond®, a high-quality, weather-proof aluminium composite material (ACM) that offers architects the freedom and flexibility to create innovative exteriors according to the most precise design brief. The material allows the system to be specified in a wide range of colours to deliver the perfect finish for the project. ACM is comprised of two aluminium skins which sandwich a 3mm plastic core, making it particularly lightweight, rigid and flat in comparison to other metals of a similar overall gauge that are used in rainscreen cladding. This, combined with Booth Muirie’s advanced cutting and routing machinery, allows the ACM to be easily folded and hand-finished to create sleek, flat panels with no loss of rigidity.

The rainscreen system is installed as a weather-resistant outer layer and is fixed to an underlying structure to help maintain a ventilated and drained cavity between the panels and the
building.

Booth Muirie’s BML120 system is suited to landscape format panels, which are installed using a tongue-and-groove jointing method for a quick and easy installation. All panels within the BML120 system can be independently removed and replaced, which makes any maintenance to the system straightforward.

The Euroclad Elite System offers the design, flexibility and performance to contribute to the quality finish of the showroom. The systems provide thermal insulation using mineral wool, which sits between the external profiles.

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