Approximately 20,000 Westerland fibre cement slates from Cembrit have been used on the Ministry of Defence’s Single Living Accommodation Modernisation (SLAM) project at Woolwich Barracks.
Construction work for Project SLAM began in 2003, with the objective to upgrade over 20,000 bed spaces, utility and common areas and ancillary facilities across the country. The redevelopment of Woolwich Barracks has created six new accommodations blocks providing over 400 ensuite rooms in total, with an emphasis on the project being as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. The project has incorporated disabled bed spaces, remodelling three standard rooms into two rooms that comply with DDA regulations for comfortable but functional provision.
Staines-based Richardson Roofing were one of the contractors for this project. Having worked with Cembrit before, Richardson Roofing selected its Westerland slate for the job. Heinie Basson, Project Manager at Richardson Roofing commented: “This was an important project for us. The Woolwich Barracks is a local landmark and we wanted to ensure that our customer, and the local community, were happy with the end result. Cembrit’s Westerland slates are an attractive roofing product and one which we were confident would provide a traditional look in keeping with the surrounding environment. These slates are also extremely cost effective, another reason why they were the ideal choice for this project.”
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