Blackburn Trading Estate, Heathrow

Warehouses have come a long way in recent years. Industrial‘boxes’ built solely with functionality in mind are being replaced by a new generation of buildings whose design and appearance is making waves in the industry. When Michael Sparks Associates approached CA Group to deliver its latest project at Blackburn Trading Estate, Heathrow, there was a clear vision for the scheme from the outset. CA Group was tasked with delivering a look and feel which was far removed from a conventional warehouse, creating instead an aesthetically pleasing structure more readily associated with the office side of the build. The project,a number of combined warehouse and office blocks, was delivered together with Winvic Construction and architect, Michael Sparks Associates, and features a winning combination of ‘Quantum’, CA Group’s curved built-up metal roof, and Prime V, a product from the company’s rainscreen portfolio. CA worked closely with the team to develop a solution Continue Reading »

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Solar Air Heating technology from CA Group delivers significant results for M&S

Project: Marks & Spencer, Castle Donington Project Type: Distribution Centre Client: Clowes Developments Architect: Isherwood McCann Project Size: 80,500m² Roof, 24,000m² Walls and 4,500m² SolarWall® Main Contractor: Winvic Construction Cladding Contractor: CA Roofing Services System Manufacturer: CA Group Limited Systems: Twin-Therm® Roof and Wall including Rooflights, SolarWall® Transpired Solar Collector system According to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), approximately 40% of the UK’s energy demand results fromthe heating of offices, factories and warehouse facilities. With increasing pressure on businesses to become more energy efficient – both financially and environmentally – effectively addressing this ‘space heating’ requirement through the use of renewable technologies, has become a priority. To that end many companies are looking towards highly efficient, holistic heating solutions, which incorporate established renewable technologies, as part of their sustainable building strategy. When retail giant, Marks & Spencer, was planning its latest distribution centre in Castle Donington, the Continue Reading »

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Armstrong Point Business Park, Wigan

Armstrong Point Business Park, Wigan

CA Building Products have contributed in making Armstrong Point the first zero-energy cost business park in the UK. Project: Armstrong Point Business Park, Wigan Project Type: New Build Client: Armstrong Properties (NW) Ltd Architect: Jennings Design Associates M&E Consultant: Viridian Consulting M&E Contractor: A&B Engineering Main Contractor: Tolent Construction Cladding Contractor: JS Services System Manufacturer: CA Building Products Systems: Twin-Therm® Roof And Wall Cladding & Solarwall® Transpired Solar Collector Nine high specification units were clad in CA Building Products’ Twin-Therm® roof and wall systems, which contributed to the units achieving air-tightness figures of less than the challenging 3m3/hr/m2@50Pa which the developer had set for the main contractor, Tolent Construction. The Client will benefit from a full Twin-Therm® 25 year system guarantee, covering the manufacture and design of the roof and wall cladding systems including all of the components supplied and manufactured by CA Building Products such as, profiled sheets, flashings, Continue Reading »

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Waitrose, Chorley

Waitrose - Chorley with an air permeability rating of 0.99m³/hr/m² @ 50Pa

Waitrose is the food retail arm of the John Lewis Partnership and together, through their CSR strategies, they have set a number of extremely strong objectives to minimise the impact of their actions on the environment. Client: Waitrose Architect: AJA Architects LLP Main Contractor: Winvic Construction Sub Contractor: Yorkshire Sheeting & Insulation Services Materials Installed: CA Building Products – Twin-Therm® Chronus in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Goosewing Grey Roof and Merlin Grey, Walls in Albatross. Confidex Sustain project. With regard to their future construction needs they intend to deliver tough, meaningful and demonstrable compliance which will ensure that, not only will they reduce the CO2 emissions from the construction of their buildings, but also from the operation of those buildings throughout their lives. When the company embarked on a new distribution facility in the North West it had to be delivered to the highest standards possible. Integral to this was achieving Continue Reading »

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Amazon, Dunfermline

Amazon, Dunfirmline

The distribution centre in Dunfermline is the largest Amazon have built so far in the UK and will create approximately 1,000 permanent jobs and has given the area of Fife a real boost to its economy. Project: Amazon, Dunfermline Project Type: Distribution Centre Client: Amazon Project Architect: Frank Shaw Associates Limited Main Contractor: Winvic Construction Cladding Contractor: CA Roofing Services Materials: Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Goosewing Grey Roof and Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Goosewing Grey and Merlin Grey Walls The project is an 80,000m2 distribution centre had the roof and walls successfully installed in just 14 weeks as per the agreed schedule, despite two weeks disruption due to inclement weather. The building was fully lined out in eight weeks, which was ahead of programme. The Graftongate development was a very large project with extremely tight time constraints. CA Group’s in-house capabilities enabled us to complete the design and procurement ahead of time Continue Reading »

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Tesco DIRFT II, Daventry

Tesco DIRFT II, Daventry

CA Group have completed work on the 88,000m² rail-connected distribution centre at Prologis’ Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT II) site. The facility will take its customer, Tesco, one step closer to its goal of becoming a zero carbon business by 2050. Project: DIRFT II, Daventry Client: Tesco / Prologis Project Architects: SGP Architects Main Contractor: Volker Fitzpatrick Roofing Contractor: CA Roofing Services System Manufacturer: CA Building Products System: Twin-Therm® Roof & Walls Material: Roof in Corus Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey  Walls in Colorcoat Prisma® in Oyster and Alaska Grey The new distribution centre was designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation and an EPC ‘A’ rating.  Prologis’ design and construction process stipulates that all embodied carbon is measured and reduced.  CA Group responded to this requirement by supplying pre-finished steel with Confidex Sustain® . Since the product’s embodied carbon emissions are 100% offset, the building has a carbon neutral Continue Reading »

Monday, July 30th, 2012

BMW, Pineham

BMW Pineham

The strength and aesthetics of curved roofs have long been admired and while the introduction of modern standing seam and secret fix roof systems have allowed architects to become more adventurous with roof shapes, the costs traditionally involved in this type of build, combined with the challenges associated with their successful installation, have restricted their uptake. Project: BMW Project Type: Distribution Centre Project Architect: Stephen George & Partners Limited, Solihull Main Contractor: Buckingham Group Cladding Contractor: CA Roofing Services System: Twin-Therm® Roof and Wall Materials: Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Roof in Goosewing Grey and Colorcoat Prisma® Walls in Alaska Grey, Oyster and White Having worked with CA Group on a number of projects, Prologis was familiar with the company’s approach to building envelope innovation and so when it needed to develop a system that would deliver many strategic benefits for client BMW, at the vehicle manufacturer’s distribution facility at Prologis Park, Continue Reading »

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Buncefield Distribution Centre

Buncefield Distribution Centre - After

CA Group have completed work to repair a distribution warehouse which was partially destroyed during the 2005 Buncefield disaster. Project: Distribution Centre, Buncefield Client: J Murphy & Sons Project Type: Refurbishment Project Size: 37,000m2 Project Architect: MSA Architects Main Contractor: J Murphy & Sons Cladding Contractor: CA Roofing Services Material: Twin-Therm® More than 30 buildings around the site were either badly damaged or destroyed in the explosions, including the warehouse that CA Refurbishment were working on for Birmingham-based Astral Developments. The impact on the warehouse which at the time was almost at completion phase, was severe. Not only did it damage the roof and walls, it also destroyed the steel columns and the rafters acting as the supporting structure. Partial demolition was the only answer. In June 2009 the site was acquired by J Murphy & Sons, who acted as main contractors and CA Refurbishment Division were once again awarded Continue Reading »

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Prologis / Marks & Spencer, Bradford

Prologis / Marks & Spencer, Bradford

Project: M&S Distribution Centre Client: Prologis and M&S Project Architects: SGP Main Contractor: Winvic Roofing Contractor: CA Roofing Services System Manufacturer: CA Building Products System: River-Therm® roof, Twin-Therm® walls Material: Corus Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing grey on the roof and Corus Colorcoat Prisma® on the walls Total Roof Area: 95,000m2 Warehouse Length: 515 metres Warehouse Sheet Length: 178 metres Benefits: River-Therm® roof rolled on site at eaves in 178m long sheets (the longest ever roll-formed on site by CA Building Products) Installed and completed in just 12 weeks River-Therm®’s unique drainage channel to eliminate the risk of leaks into the building. No roof penetrations of any sort A fully walkable roof without the need for high density insulation or dedicated walkways A PV ready profile, the tenant can install PVs at minimal cost without the need to mount or bond to the roofs surface External roof manufactured in Corus Continue Reading »

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

B&Q Headquarters, Eastleigh

B&Q Headquarters, Eastleigh

When DIY giant B&Q embarked upon its state of the art headquarters to bring together its 1,500 staff it wanted to create a base that was a long term investment which didn’t have a negative impact on the environment. Project: B&Q Headquarters Client: B&Q Project Architects: BDP Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Roofing Contractor: SCS System Manufacturer: CA Building Products System: Twin-Therm® and horizontally laid River-Therm® walls with a timber cladding overlay Material: Twin-Therm® in Corus Colorcoat Prisma® in Zeus and River-Therm® in Corus Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Sirius Having worked with CA Group since 1999, it looked to CA Building Products to provide a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing solution and to CA Group’s contracting business unit, SCS, to provide a high quality installation. At the request of the architect a mixture of cladding systems including Twin-Therm® and River-Therm® were used on the facades to give the building a varied Continue Reading »

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010