Queens Park, Blackpool

Low Rise for Blackpool

A £22million redevelopment programme is delivering best value at all levels for its commissioning affordable housing developer and residents.

Lovell is undertaking the regeneration of Queens Park for Blackpool Council, demolishing old tower blocks and replacing them with sustainable, low rise apartment blocks and houses. The two new three storey blocks created in the first phase of the development feature an innovative design approach- 40 of the 92 apartments are built as ‘flexible’ homes whereby a ground floor and first floor one bedroom apartment can, in the future, be merged to create a two-storey, three bedroomed house.

Each of the two apartment blocks, their associated balconies and  the car ports for the nine additional two bedroom houses are covered and made watertight using  2000m of Protan single ply membrane. Roofing contractor Kynaston Contract Services chose Protan for speed and performance in one of the UK’s most exposed coastal regions.

“Lovell specified single ply as the simplest way to waterproof yet deliver high quality sustainable homes. It was our decision to use Protan,” explained Kynaston’s managing director Ian Kynaston. “For flat roofing, our lads prefer it for its ease of use and reliability in supply and performance.”

Protan membrane achieves durability for up to 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations.

The company’s comprehensive range of single ply roofing solutions- all designed to protect value for specifier and contractor- are covered at www.protan.co.uk,.

Manufactured at the company's headquarters in Norway, Protan roofing solutions are guaranteed for a minimum 10 years, but have been independently tested and certified by the BBA as having an expected durability in excess of 30 years. This is supported by the fact the company has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from Protan UK's Warrington office.