The purpose of the project is to provide a new customer experience different from a conventional fuel station. To align with the client’s vision of a more retail orientated experience.

What was the brief to the architect?

To design a building fit for purpose and to embrace the client’s brand.

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end?

It was originally conceptualised as a concrete frame building. A redesign of the look and feel of the building occurred to align with the context of the project.

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

I-beams, H-columns, angles for bracing, circular hollow sections (tapered) used as features and lip channels for roof sheeting and side cladding support. Due to the low pitch of the double pitch roof of the main building and also the arch shape of one end of the mono-pitch roofs over the quick service restaurant area and part of the main building, a portal frame type of structure was adopted.   

Completion date of cladding November 2018
Cladding profile/ type used Klip-Tite 0.53mm Az150 C1s Slate
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage Ibr 0.50mm Az150 C1s Slate
Nominator Global Roofing Solutions
Architect AECOM
Structural Engineer AECOM
Quantity Surveyor AECOM
Project Manager AECOM
Main Contractor Bartlett
Roofing and Cladding Global Roofing Solutions
Corrosion Protection Paintwork Contractor IPS Industrial Painting Services