Marriott Moxy Hotel, Aberdeen

Roofing Technology Matches the Corporate Philosophy

A new concept in hotels focused on delivering a travel experience that marries modern technology with affordability has extended the promise to the roof.

Moxy Hotels is aiming to open 150 hotels in the next decade; the first to be built in the UK - a seven-storey, 200 bedroomed- is now under construction in Aberdeen. Specialist roofing contractor for the project Procladd is reflecting the brand’s philosophy of marrying modern technology with affordability, in the choice of roofing. Project co-ordination is being managed by Robertson Construction.

Some 1200m2 of Protan SE 1.2mm single ply has been bespoke manufactured in white, and prefabricated in made-to-measure lengths and widths. Procladd simply mechanically fixes along the edges and abutments to install the roof membrane.

“The client’s corporate style is white for the roofs, for solar reflectivity. Procladd’s preferred solution was to use Protan, to deliver the specification required, in the most cost-effective way,” explained Procladd’s Stuart Tulloch. “Protan’s ability to prefabricate the sheet to specific sizes- also a unique benefit- has further been an influencing factor, as was the use of Protan’s Proplan software, which enabled calculation of the most effective usage of the prefabricated material to minimize wastage. Prefabrication reduces significantly the time taken to construct the roof, and the number of laps needed, thus enhancing the roof’s integrity once complete.”

Added Fraser Maitland of Protan UK, “Moxy is about delivering modern technology at an affordable price. That combination of technology and affordability is reflected right through to the use of innovative roofing options.”

Protan’s prefabricated solution uses the company’s bespoke Proplan software to calculate the most efficient usage of material to minimise waste; the SE single ply membrane is then manufactured according to the plan, and factory-welded in a controlled environment, optimising the integrity and on-site performance of seams. On site, all the contractor has to do is fix along the edges and abutments, and detail round penetrations etc. Research has shown potential savings in labour and time of up to 70%. Yet the option is still cost-competitive with conventional rolls of membrane.

Protan SE single ply membrane has been developed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions found in Europe, and is proven to perform for 30 years. The company  offers a full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification from its UK headquarters in Warrington.