Zinc Roofing and Cladding Project Update 05 Jul 2018


Zinc Roofing and Cladding in North Shields

PROJECT UPDATE! The scaffolding is coming down and the Zinc Roofing and Cladding is revealing its beauty at Smith’s Dock Smokehouses in North Shields. Longworth are installing VMZinc Pigmento Red Zinc Roofing and Cladding using a tradition standing seam method to Kingspan Benchmark RL. Longworth secured the prestigious contract with Robertson by being able to showcase their vast experience of delivering projects of this scale as well as a deep knowledge of Fully Supported Metal roofing and Cladding. Longworth’s team of highly skilled traditional metal craftsmen are very much demonstrating their prowess for finesse in the picturesque North Shields waterfront. We are all looking forward to the finished product.

The project is being managed by Longworth’s expert Senior Project Manager, David Steel with design being managed by Senior Designer Paul Egan.

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Zinc roofing and cladding project information

Main Contractor, Robertson, appointed Longworth to carry out the Zinc Roofing and Cladding on the 80-strong apartment scheme known as the Smokehouses at Smith’s Dock in North Shields. It is a Joint Venture between the developers, Urban Splash and Places for People. The project was designed by Architect, Simpson Haugh and compromises one, two and three bedroom homes and is scheduled for completion later in 2018.

*David Green, partner at SimpsonHaugh, said The Smokehouses design takes inspiration from the existing industrial buildings along the quayside.

“These buildings are referenced in a contemporary manner, using strong forms articulated at ground and upper levels through the use of pitched roofs, robust materials and simple rectangular openings,” he added. Smith’s Dock, which dates back to 1851, closed in 1987 having once employed thousands.

Nigel Brewer, project director at Places for People, said there is a “swathe of activity” on site.

“The buildings are another brilliant addition to the community we’re creating at Smith’s Dock and a demonstration of our commitment to bringing the site’s overall masterplan to life – something which will ultimately bring a variety of new and exciting space including a green public space, homes, workspace, as well as a retail and leisure offering,” he added.

Text source taken from Robertson website

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