The opening of the highly popular Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Family Park in Romsey has been hugely successful, so much so that we have recently supplied over 3000m² of (Euroseam®) Elite 4 standing seam roofing for the new Gateway building. HPW architects set about creating the Gateway building to form the principle entrance as part of the phased master plan for the 54-acre park.
A high quality, low carbon environment was important in a venue welcoming over 1 million guests who visit each year. The 1000m² building houses bright and colourful retail space including The Big Toy Shop and the Wildwoods restaurant in a family friendly environment.
As part of HPW and the client’s ecological philosophies, sustainability reviews and detailed whole life costs were forefront in the design concept, involving extensive dynamic thermal modelling. The resulting solutions included 2m x 19m double wave glulam ribbon trusses with hybrid timber and steel structures supporting a super-insulated Euroseam® roofing system, as well as natural ventilation and lighting.
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In line with ecological targets, 24 sun pipes provide natural light to the interior valley area, with barrel-vault rooflights at the ridges and 17 wind catchers that form an automatic ventilation system. The building is lit throughout with highly efficient LED lighting and 456 solar PV panels were installed on adjacent buildings providing 7% of the park’s electrical needs.
The design brief also called for exceptional attention to detail. To create the ceiling’s clean internal visual styling, a secondary support grid and liner was installed underneath the standard roofing structure to create the superb effect that can be seen by all visitors.
Both Curtis Engineering, the roof installer, and main contractor Knightwood Developments are extremely pleased with the completed building. Keith Ashley, of Knightwood Developments, said of the project: “May I take this opportunity to say that we were extremely pleased with the roof installation at Paultons Park. The products were manufactured and installed to a great standard and the supply chain worked together efficiently, particularly the onsite rolling team from Euroclad and Curtis Engineering's specialist installers. The internal and external finish of the installation looks great; matched only by the exceptionally high thermal performance of the roof system.”
|Architect||HPW, Ower, Romsey.|
|Colours||PVDF Coated Aluminium - RAL9002|