Innovative Curved Roof for Prologis Drives Significant Savings at BMW Distribution Centre

When Prologis wanted a distribution centre with a difference the company approached building envelope specialist CA Group Limited who, together with contract partner Buckingham Group, delivered an innovative curved roofing solution, offering significant savings to the tenant – at no extra cost to the developer. Historically, while offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative to conventional pitched roofing options, curved solutions have come with a significant price tag. However, the latest in building envelope innovation from CA Group delivers Continue Reading »

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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 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. 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 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. Continue Reading »

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

BBC Media City, Salford

BBC Media City 2

Peel Media have embarked on a massive project to create a brand new ‘city’ on Manchester’s historic waterfront. Project: Media City UK, Salford Quays, Manchester Client: BBC Project Type: New Build Project size: Block A – 1000m2, Block B – 4000m2 Project Architect: Chapman Taylor Main Contractor: Bovis Cladding Contractor: GM Services Material: Twin-Therm® backing system with PlanoWall overlay Located at Salford Quays, MediaCity UK will be a vibrant waterside community of workers, residents, students and visitors. Continue Reading »

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

BMW, Pineham

BMW, Pineham - Twin-Therm® Quantum

The strength and aesthetics of curved built up 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 Continue Reading »

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Abbotts Chemicals, Sittingbourne

Abbotts Chemicals Sittingbourne

Steelwork and cladding specialist, BSW Building Systems, has completed work on a bespoke pharmaceutical distribution and production facility in Sittingbourne, in record time. The on-site program for the structure, which totals in excess of 71,000 square feet, was erected in just ten weeks from start to completion. Project: Abbotts Chemicals Client: Mitchell Design & Construct Limited Project Architects: Mitchell Design & Construct Limited Main Contractor: Mitchell Design & Construct Limited Roofing Contractor: BSW Building Systems Limited System Continue Reading »

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Veolia EfW, Southwark

Veolia - Southwalk EfW

CA Group, one of the UK’s largest metal roofing and cladding system manufacturer and installers has announced that work on the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility is now complete, putting the London Borough on the right path to increasing its recycling rate from 21% to 30% by 2021. Project: Southwark Client: Veolia Environmental Services Project Type: Integrated Waste Management Facility Project Size: Roof 27,182.68m2 Wall 30,752.51m2 Project Architects: Thorpe Wheatley/Royal Haskoning Main Contractor: Volker Fitzpatrick Cladding Contractor: Continue Reading »

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Royal Mail, Swan Valley

Royal Mail Swan Valley

When Royal Mail decided to re-locate its distribution hub in Northampton, it called upon ProLogis and Aviva Investors to provide a building that would meet its sustainability requirements and its specific business needs. Tenant: Royal Mail Client: ProLogis Project Architect : RPS Burks Green, Newark Main Contractor: Winvic Construction Cladding Contractor: Yorkshire Sheeting and Insulation Services System Manufacturer: CA Building Products Systems: Twin-Therm® (Roof & Walls) combined with a 800m2 SolarWall® Materials: Twin-Therm® roof with a CA Continue Reading »

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011