Case Study - New Commercial Development
New Commercial Development
This is a development comprising of individual units designed to provide mixed accommodation for office and industrial use.
The site, consisting of seven self-contained individual units in two separate buildings offers a total floor space of 87,000 square feet, of which 7,000 square feet is devoted to quality office accommodation.
The development is conveniently situated alongside the A20 which connects the eastern side of central London with the M25. Whilst providing mixed use accommodation the development retains its own individual identity by ensuring a continuity of design and cladding materials throughout the site.
A modern, crisp appearance has been created by careful attention to the perimeter detailing and by combining the use of modern cladding materials, together with an appealing choice of colour coatings for the metal cladding of each of the units.
As with many developments of this nature, maintenance costs were the key factors in the selection of the appropriate cladding and roofing materials.
It was in this area that ASL were able to contribute significantly to the selection of the appropriate roofing and cladding systems.
By combining our own skills and knowledge with that of our supply chain, ASL were able to offer a complete roofing and cladding solution which met the design criteria, was within the cost plan and provided a low-maintenance option.
Driven by the development requirements, ASL were able to maximise the use of its supply chain management skills in order to meet the challenges of the clients' brief.
It was clear from an early stage in the design that it would be necessary to select a partner supplier who would be able to meet not only the budget requirements, but would also be able to satisfy the technical and programme requirements.
For this reason ASL enlisted the help of a Corus company who were able to offer single-source supply for the required combination of composite panels, profiled sheets and liners, and of course matching colour coated coil for use in the manufacture of the fabricated details.
Roof & Cladding Specification
The roof to each of the units was built-up warm roof construction, fixed directly on to steel purlins spanning the steel portal frame.
CC1000 profiled steel sheet finished in 200-micron plastisol colour coating was utilised for the outer sheet, with a matching profile liner panel finished on the underside with a white enamel paint.
The built-up construction was separated by utilising an Ash & Lacy lightweight steel spacer system. Thermal performance was achieved by the use of 100mm rock fibre insulation quilt completing the build-up.
A factory manufactured composite panel formed the basis for the vertical wall cladding where the secret fix WB6O/1000 panel was selected. This particular panel has an HCFC-free foam injected PUR rigid insulation as its core, which provided extra strength as well as being lightweight and offering high thermal efficiency.
ASL completed the metal envelope by providing crisp interface sections between roof and wall, with a purpose-made fabricated coated steel eaves, verge and soffit system.
RG Carter Colchester Ltd
5 Grange Way
T: 01206 794455
Stanley Bragg Partnership Ltd
8 Whitewell Road
T: 01206 571371