Blackdown NatureMat provides a sustainable roofing solution for the new, £4.5m UWC Atlantic Sports College Hall in South Glamorgan

Posted by david.luukas

The £4.5 million Moondance Sports Hall will provide a new space for the students of the college to work together to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.


atlantic sports college green roof

Image Source: Lawray Architects


This project utilised 1,500m2 of Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing and Blackdown Green Roof NatureMat. NatureMat is a vegetated mat consisting of a biodegradable base layer, a specially formulated substrate layer and a 90% mature plant cover comprising of 6 core species (predominantly Sedums) along with 13 randomly sown species. All grown to maturity in Blackdowns’s own fields in Somerset.

atlantic sports college green roof


A roofing system was needed that would provide students with an environmentally beneficial solution that would help improve their lives. NatureMat provides that solution by helping clean the air from surrounding pollution and contributing to the required acoustic and thermal properties needed for this project.

Another benefit of this system is that the location in Glamorgan receives high levels of rainfall, therefore a system was needed that could absorb high levels of rainwater and deal with it effectively – Blackdown NatureMat is highly efficient in absorbing rainwater and along with Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing having Zero Product Failures in over 50 years this system will provide the sports hall with a long, reliable and efficient Flat Roof solution for the long term.

For further information regarding Hydrotech and Blackdown NatureMat click here or call our technical team on (0) 3335 771 500.

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