As part of the new build programme at Ellesmere Port and Cheshire campuses, 11,000m2 of ComFlor® 80 composite floor decking was specified as well as 2,300m2 of RoofDek D135
structural roof decking.
The Ellesmere Port Campus involves the construction of a 19,500m2 new build art, design and media, hospitality and catering and hairdressing and beauty block. Running in parallel, the Chester Campus construction programme consists of a 6,000m2 science and technology teaching facility.
Ian Cochrane, Managing Director, Fisher Engineering commented: A key requirement for the two new build projects is to ensure the finished structures provide a flexible space that can easily accommodate a dynamic and busy educational environment, whilst achieving optimum acoustic performance. RoofDek from Tata Steel is inherently strong, can achieve long spans and performs extremely well acoustically.
RoofDek is ideal for creating contemporary roofing systems. It uses structural metal decking and membranes to provide a flat roofing solution.
The profiled decks provide long spanning capabilities that allow the contractor to reduce secondary supports, eliminating the requirement for inplane roof bracing ensuring a visually pleasing and architecturally-sensitive finished structure can be achieved.
James Drew, Structural Engineer, Gifford, commented: A core part of the development is the circular rotunda building with its spiral ramp. By specifying the Tata Steel ComFlor® 80 composite decking system, we were able to achieve the structural overhangs required whilst avoiding the requirement for propping at a height. The system was the ideal choice for the West Cheshire College Campuses as it enabled us to create an architecturally striking and structurally robust building.
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