Cambridge Assessment, the university’s international exams group, utilises Alumasc’s BluRoof and Blackdown Green Roof Systems for their new home and benefits from Alumasc’s Single Point Warranty.
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The Triangle, the new international headquarters brings together all Cambridge Assessment’s Cambridge-based staff, currently based in 11 different offices across the city, bringing them all under one roof. The site is on what was previously Cambridge University Press’s Edinburgh Building on Shaftesbury Road Cambridge, to the South-East of Cambridge City Centre.
Designed by HLM/Sidell Gibson Architects, all flat roof areas utilised Alumasc Roofing Systems’ Hydrotech Hot Melt and Alumasc XPS insulation offering a total system solution. All upper main roof areas drain onto 3 x single storey podiums that have the Alumasc BluRoof Drainage System along with Blackdown Green Roof to provide a habitable space for people to enjoy. This BluRoof System comes with Alumasc’s single point warranty that provides the University with ultimate peace of mind for the foreseeable future. This assures the University that if the roof fails to remain watertight as a consequence of latent defect in the BluRoof Waterproofing System, Drainage Components, Accessories and associated surface finishes such as green roof as supplied by Alumasc, the integrity of the waterproofing will be reinstated by Alumasc.
Alumasc’s BluRoof system reduces and controls the peak rate of stormwater discharge from roof areas. Detention of storm water up to a prescribed maximum hydraulic head occurs, with subsequent discharge controlled over an elongated time period.
The BluRoof drainage strategies were introduced at design stage to help meet SuDS requirements and Alumasc worked extensively with Capita to achieve the required reduction in rainwater run-off.
The installation was carried out by Alumasc registered approved contractor Cambridge Flat Roofing acting as sub-contractor to Bouygues UK.
Wayne Farrington from Cambridge Flat Roofing says:
“This has been an excellent contract to be involved in, one of our first major BluRoof projects. The level of service and input from Alumasc’s Technical department, both internally and on-site along with Alumasc’s Customer Services team has been outstanding.
Combined with the Hydrotech BluRoof Structural Waterproofing system, a system we have significant trust and experience in installing, we feel we’ve delivered a project we can be proud of. The feedback we’ve received from our client has been extremely positive and we look forward to our next Alumasc BluRoof.”
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