Sector Education
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system supply
Project location West Midlands
Client Wolverhampton City Council
Contractor M H Midlands Ltd
Products used Double lock standing seam roofing
 
 

Challenge

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) announced £60 million in capital funding to create showpiece projects for the new Diploma scheme. Wolverhampton City Council submitted a successful bid for a flagship Diploma Learning Centre.

The new centre was intended to offer an exciting, multipurpose learning environment, be flexible and able to transform quickly to meet different requirements.

Walls could move, spaces could be divided, and equipment could be easily stored and shifted. Flexible learning spaces converted from lecture theatres to exhibition halls to workshops and classrooms, drawing their inspiration from state-of-the-art business facilities. Video-conferencing equipment and high-specification computer networks linked to an online learning environment, as well as display and exhibition equipment.

Moreover, the building architecture would be designed to provide an environment in which Diploma students could learn in an industry-standard business setting.

Solution

Rheinzink supplied a 1500m2 double lock standing seam zinc roof for the Diploma Learning Centre, which is suitable for roofs with a minimum slope 3° or 5%, and is popular for roofs with a slope of under 25°.

It had a pre-weathered finish in a combination of blue-grey and graphite-grey.

The multitude of possible detail variations in the dual standing seam offered a subtle emphasis of shape, particularly well suited to the Centre’s modern design.

Outcome

  • Fine seam lines give a slim appearance.
  • Harmonises with both traditional and modern architecture.
  • Simple, efficient installation.
  • Rainproof long-seam connection.
  • Use of pre-shaped trays possible.
  • Roof trays can be in lengths of up to 16.0m.


Challenge

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) announced £60 million in capital funding to create showpiece projects for the new Diploma scheme. Wolverhampton City Council submitted a successful bid for a flagship Diploma Learning Centre.

The new centre was intended to offer an exciting, multipurpose learning environment, be flexible and able to transform quickly to meet different requirements.

Walls could move, spaces could be divided, and equipment could be easily stored and shifted. Flexible learning spaces converted from lecture theatres to exhibition halls to workshops and classrooms, drawing their inspiration from state-of-the-art business facilities. Video-conferencing equipment and high-specification computer networks linked to an online learning environment, as well as display and exhibition equipment.

Moreover, the building architecture would be designed to provide an environment in which Diploma students could learn in an industry-standard business setting.

Solution

Rheinzink supplied a 1500m2 double lock standing seam zinc roof for the Diploma Learning Centre, which is suitable for roofs with a minimum slope 3° or 5%, and is popular for roofs with a slope of under 25°.

It had a pre-weathered finish in a combination of blue-grey and graphite-grey.

The multitude of possible detail variations in the dual standing seam offered a subtle emphasis of shape, particularly well suited to the Centre’s modern design.

Outcome

  • Fine seam lines give a slim appearance.
  • Harmonises with both traditional and modern architecture.
  • Simple, efficient installation.
  • Rainproof long-seam connection.
  • Use of pre-shaped trays possible.
  • Roof trays can be in lengths of up to 16.0m.


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