Green Roof Projects shortlisted for NFRC Awards 2015
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UK Roofing Awards have become an industry-wide event that recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry.
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
The competition, covering the full spectrum of 12 roofing disciplines, runs from September to January every year and thereafter a selection of projects are short-listed. In May, at The UK Roofing Awards Congress Luncheon, the winners are announced.
A range of criteria are taken into consideration by the judging panel including: degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, Health and Safety, workmanship and environmental qualities. Alumasc Roofing Systems have two Green Roof projects shortlisted under the Sustainable Roofing categories, these projects are Greenwich University and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. We are hoping to build on Blackdown’s success of last year when Contractor of the Year 2014 was won.
The £125million SSE Hydro is a state-of-the-art entertainment and sporting venue in Glasgow.
The Blackdown Intensive Green Roof system was specified by the architect as they were looking for a sustainable solution to help with the strong design features of the building’s entrance.
Greenwich University officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project also included a new library, and features a series of terraced roofs, comprising 14 interlinked teaching gardens, forming the largest multifunctional roof space in London.
The Congress itself is made up of two parts: the Awards Lunch and the Evening Dinner Dance.
The winners will be announced on Friday 15th May at the UK Roofing Awards Luncheon at the Hilton London Metropole on Edgware Road. This year’s host is BBC’s Louise Minchin.
If you would like any further information please contact the National Federation of Roofing Contractors by clicking here.