Contractor: Massey Roofing and Cladding Contractors
Type of work: construction of an elliptical standing-seam roof spanning 8,500m2 of floor space.
Dynamic curves in a single-span roof from Euroclad are a vital part of the brand new Gloucestershire Constabulary County Police Headquarters.
Taking the shape of an ellipse, the Euroseam standing-seam roof spans approximately 8,500m2 of floor space. Finished in Moorland Green, the roof is part of building designed to present a dynamic 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.
The size of the project required the main contractor, specialist roofing contractor and manufacturer to work as an integrated and co-operative team. Euroclad rolled the sheet on site, including single lengths of over 120m. Euroclads self-contained, mobile roll former eliminates issues such as limited access, storage space, high transport costs and damage during transit. A telescopic ramp allowed the sheets to be rolled directly to roof, where they were installed by Massey Roofing and Cladding Contractors. Euroclad Fabrications manufactured bespoke flashings, shaped as two identical, opposing radii. The flashings edge the perimeter of the roof, forming a precise, defined finish.
Europanel pvdf composite linear panels, with Rockwool® insulation, have been installed on vertical exterior facades, finished in Moorland Green. Martin Massey, Project Manager for Massey Roofing and Cladding Contractors, says: 'Systems from Euroclad allow us to install cost-effectively, without compromising on quality.'
Blackdown Horticultural Consultants installed the green roof system on approximately 200m2 of the Euroseam roof. Alan Tarr of Blackdown Horticultural Consultancy project managed the green-roof installation. He comments: 'A green roof helps to enhance performance by providing a natural system of containing heat, improving rainwater management and providing a higher standard of air quality outside.'
Commenting on the striking building, Chief Constable Dr Timothy Brain says: 'Not only will the building provide considerable operational benefits to the people of Gloucestershire, but our staff will benefit from working in modern, purpose-built open plan offices with better equipment and technology. It will be an exciting building that will inspire the people who work in it.