Primark Store, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough

Project Overview

Client: Primark Store

Location: Peterborough

Architect: Benoy

Contractor: ISG

Description: - Supply and installation of 490m2 of 0.9mm Corus Metal Decking to the area above the existing roof - Supply and installation of approximately 700m2 of 18mm Structural Plywood to both sides of the newly formed steel mansard - Supply and installation of 0.4mm Stainless Steel gutter to the perimeter of the new extension - Supply and installation of approximately 19,000 KGS of Code 5 Milled Lead to the external face of the new mansard - Supply and installation of approximately 760m2 of Kingspan Tapered Insulation system to the new extension roof - Supply and installation of approximately 900m2 of Sarnafil membrane and accessories to the new extension roof and also to the existing plant plinths on the existing roof - Supply and installation of approximately 260m2 of Sarnafil membrane and accessories to the internal face of the new mansard - Supply and installation of 50m of SarnaTred walkway to the new extension roof - Supply and installation of approximately 400m2 of Alumasc 3 layer torch on felt to the existing high level plant roof - Supply and installation of approximately 80LM of felt walkway to various roofs - Electronic leak detection tests carried out to all new roofs

Primark Store, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough

With an initial start date in late March the typical British weather played a big part in the completion of this project, causing problems for trades prior to our arrival on site.  As on most large projects there is no allowance made for poor weather conditions and the completion date stays the same come rain or shine.  Because of this we had to provide labour to work on site 7 days a week with some working 15hr days to meet the important deadlines.

Working on a busy city centre shopping centre like Queensgate comes with its challenges; deliveries to the site had to be arranged extremely early so as not to disrupt the centre’s own deliveries. Another challenge was the distribution of materials around the site; material hoists were in place for use by all trades on site so careful planning was needed here, 50m tower cranes were also used to get the main bulk of materials to the roof. Towards the end of the project when the hoists had been removed any materials and tools that were needed were carried up to the roof by hand, a staircase with over 80 steps awaited  the unlucky chaps who had this task!

Weekly meetings were held with the main contractor and daily site visits helped keep any problems to a minimum and keep the project on target. All works relating to the original contract were completed on target and within budget, additional works including replacing numerous lead flashings and plinth capping’s meant that all works were completed by the end of July.

Following on from the success of this project, ISG have placed orders with CEL Ltd for the roofing package of a new restaurant and a coffee shop at the same shopping centre. Another order for an industrial cladding project in Peterborough has also been awarded and we are in negotiation with ISG on numerous other projects.