Robin Hood Chase, Nottingham

Extra Care for Former Slum

A £4+million redevelopment of a former slum area in the Midlands is delivering extra care, through to the roof.

Willmott Dixon is redeveloping part of the St Anns area of Nottingham on behalf of ASRA in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, demolishing a former health centre, block of shops and maisonettes, to create Wainwright House- a new, three-storey complex combining retail use at ground floor with 45 x extra care homes above.

Creating the space for all the accommodation took the building to the limit allowed by planners, so a flat roof of Protan SE single ply membrane has been installed. Roofing contractor Phase 9 Roofing loose laid and mechanically fixed some 1500m2 of Protan SE standard overlap light grey membrane over 150mm rigid insulation, OSB board anf timber joists..

“In discussion with our clients, we all felt Protan gave better aesthetics for the project,” explained Phase 9 managing director Jag Rai. “Protan gives us extra care by delivering an aesthetically-pleasing yet cost-effective long-term solution.”

Protan SE, available in 1.2mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm, is developed to cope with even the most extreme weather conditions without detriment: it is certified to ≤ -30°. Hot-air welded at joints and mechanically fixed to the roof, the membrane achieves durability in excess of 30 years, with air leakage controlled/minimised in line with latest Building Regulations. Protan SE membrane is also certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and, under the Green Guide, achieve a A+ rating.

Established some 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan is one of the top 3 membrane manufacturers in Europe. Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Norway, Protan 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 is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.