Alumasc creates ‘living roof’ for new bus station

  • 11 Apr 2017

Air quality and biodiversity has been improved at Chester’s new £13.5 million bus station with the installation of an Alumasc Blackdown green roof system.

The installation comes as part of the £300m Chester Northgate Redevelopment and according to Lakesmere Project Manager Steve Johnson, Alumasc’s Blackdown system was chosen due to the excellent operational performance and valuable environmental benefits.

A 3,434m2 Blackdown Extensive NatureMat roof was laid upon a Kalzip standing seam roof, and then planted with Sedum NatureMat to create a ‘living’ roof. The living roof provides waste diversion, storm water management, moderation of urban heat island effect and improved air quality.

A variable pitch ranging from 0 up to a steep 35 degrees with tapered seams was required for the roof system. Any damage or depression on the profile during install would be clearly visible from within the building as the roof was un-insulated and supported only on purlins.

Lakesmere’s Steve Johnson said the Alumasc Blackdown team helped to deliver a carefully managed, high-quality green roof on time, on budget and with no health & safety incidents.

Alumasc Roofing Systems
White House Works
Bold Road
Sutton
St Helens
Merseyside
WA9 4JG
UK

+44 (0) 3335 771 500

Visit Alumasc Roofing Systems website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

EJOT

EJOT launches next generation BA Plus through-bolt range

Fastening technology specialist EJOT upgrades its range of ETA-approved through-bolts with the launch of its new BA Plus range of Option 1 anchors.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Innovations & New Products, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

C-TEC

C-TEC Launches New Vibrating Pillow Pad Alarm

C-TEC’s innovative new vibrating pillow pad alarm warns people with hearing issues of a fire alarm or evacuation alert condition.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Security and Fire Protection

National Ventilation

National Ventilation’s Monsoon Shower Extract Fan Kits Shortlisted at Electrical Wholesaler Awards

National Ventilation announces it is on the list of nominations in the ‘Best New Product’ category at the prestigious Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2021.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products

Contour