The Harrogate International Centre
A critical window of opportunity for refurbishment work to the stunning roof above the Harrogate International Centre, called for a high quality, long-term waterproofing product which was also fast and easy to install; without the need to remove failed materials from roof level. alwitra®'s "Ultimate Roofing System" was the perfect option.
The Harrogate International Centre, with a renowned 2,009-seat auditorium interlinked with eight exhibition halls, stands at the heart of the town. It has benefited from carefully planned expansions, refurbishments and improvements in recent years and today it offers a wide range of perfectly integrated facilities, consolidating its position at the forefront of the world's top meeting centres.
A fully booked programme of events meant the refurbishment to the 2700m2 domed roof, which features a series of barreled vaults around its exterior, had to be carefully planned to be completed within just one month, so that any disruption to the events schedule was kept to an absolute minimum.
The alwitra® single ply roofing system - exclusively available in the UK from ICB offered an exceptional high performance method of waterproofing which due to it's compatibility with bitumen could be installed directly over the original roof surface, literally encapsulating it. Overlaying with alwitra®'s EVALON® membrane alleviates the costly and time consuming process of removing the existing roofing materials and exposing the building during it's installation.
Alwitra®'s EVALON® single ply membranes are 100% compatible for the overlaying of virtually any failed roof surface - including Felt/ Asphalt, Liquid applied membranes, asbestos, metal and are proven to help architects, main contractors and building owners to significantly reduce costs. The alwitra® single ply roofing system gives a superb high quality alternative to complete removal and replacement like for like.
Alwitra®'s EVALON® range comprises the company's flagship membrane - EVALON® V, which low in volatile plasticisers has a proven track record of excellence and has been specified for some of the Worlds most prestigious projects in the most demanding environments. In addition, Evalastic offers specifiers a truly "green" membrane. It is Chlorine and Halogen free but still promises superb long-term performance. EVALON® SA give a self adhesive alternative for roofs where solvent based adhesives cannot be used, ideal for high upstands and EVALON®-Solar is the World's first photovoltaic, energy generating single ply membrane.
The alwitra® package incorporates absolutely every component for the most exceptional single ply roof specification, including roof lights, green roof systems, building integrated photovoltaic systems, edge trims, standing seam detail, roof outlets and much more.
The installation at Harrogate International Centre was carried out by Kirklees Roofing, one of alwitra®'s fully trained and licensed contractors. Installations can only be carried out by roofing contractors on alwitra®'s official list of installers. Every alwitra® roof has a life expectancy in excess of 30 years.