Eastbourne District General Hospital
Sustainable single-ply roofing at Eastbourne Hospital
Atlantic is bitumen compatible enabling many old roofs to be overlaid rather than stripped up. Stripping up cause’s considerable disturbance to occupants, further waste to be disposed of by landfill and the possibility of water ingress.
The solution and approach
Atlantic is a 2mm thick membrane, which is unaffected by UV light and lasts in excess of 40 years. It's manufactured so that it does not include any chlorides, fluorides or plasticisers, resulting in an environmentally neutral product which is fully recyclable at any time in its life.
The service started by conducting a full roof survey and core sample to identify the existing build-up. Following this a detailed specification outlining Bailey’s recommendations was issued together with photographs and drawings for a cut to falls insulation scheme. This had the dual benefit of improving the existing falls and upgrading the insulation to current regulations.
Liaison between Bailey and the contractor ensured a successful installation in accordance with the specification. Bailey’s technical expertise and practical on-site assistance enabled difficult details to be weathered correctly. Site inspections were conducted at regular intervals, and reports produced. Upon completion and final inspection, with confirmation that all parties were satisfied with the result, an insurance backed guarantee for 15 years was issued.
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EBI Technical Hub
EBI’s Technical Hub in Cambridgeshire is a state-of-the-art facility for computer-based Genome research. The facility also houses a bioinformatics translational suite, to allow collaborative working between researchers, and training facilities. The complex façade design and construction was a key element of the project. The design of the building was by Abell Nepp, with the working drawings by Barber Casanova Ruffles, included anodised curved rainscreen panels for the façade of EBI’s Technical Hub. This design required a truly bespoke solution.
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