CLM were appointed as the Principal Contractor and supplied the welfare facilities and Preliminary items required to undertake the complete works. The works commenced with the erection of a large temporary scaffold roof covers and access decking with safety crash decks and safety nets, which were directly installed and managed by Clear Line operatives. These scaffold and safety net measures enabled the safe removal of 11 Patent glazed steel structures from above the “live” shopping centre at Queensgate where the public continues to shop directly below. The old roof light materials were safely removed and responsibly disposed of, including asbestos.
The new roof lights were designed and procured by Clear Line . They consisted of new steel supporting framework which supported a new aluminium curtain walling frame (Schuco FW50+) via purpose designed brackets. Within the framework and glazed into position were new double glazed glass units, composite knuckle corner panels, powered glass & weather vents and various folded sheets and pressed metal components, skirting’s/cills & EPDM. There were bespoke gutters, condensation channels and cable conduits installed to complete the works. The project spanned a total of 1044m².
The vents are connected to the centres Building Maintenance System, meeting specific air volume flow rates & operational requirements requested during the tender process. Special smoke sensing detectors are installed within the rooflights and are additionally connected to the Building Maintenance System.
All of the above was carried out under the watchful eye of NET Project Management who were the façade consultant on the project.
Phase 1 was completed in February 2013 (6 roof lights) and phase 2 (5 roof lights) is expected to complete around August 2013.