Client: Lagan Construction
Project Value: £4.5 million
The Virador Trident Park Energy from Waste Facility in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff is a new build waste facility on a very large scale. MIZ have been employed as the building envelope contractor to supply and install the roof, walls, curtain walling, louvres and brise soleil. Due to the scale of the project, the building has been phased with Phase 1: Admin Building, Tipping and Waste Bunker Halls due for completion in late 2013 and Phase 2: Boiler Hall, Turbine Hall and Electrical and Techncial Areas due to begin early 2014.
MIZ are working in partnership with Euroclad to provide the complete standing seam roof and wall solution. This project will be a huge but exciting challenge for the complete MIZ team from designers through to installers due to the complexity, scale and gradient of the waverform roof and the tapering curve and waveforms on the walls. The standing seam solution for the roof involves providing sheets over 60metres long which will follow the steep curvature of the roof and which require to be cut around the elliptical roof lights. The walls are a combination of vertical standing seam sheets, curved standing seam sheets and standing seam sheets laid at 60degrees from the horizontal. The building should look coherent and as such Phase 1 and 2 should not be distinguishable upon completion, a challenge for MIZ to overcome as the building will require to be sealed in the intermediate time between Phases.
In addition to the standing seam being used on the project, Rodeca are providing a polycarbonate solution to the walls of the main building. In addition to this the two elliptical rooflights above the Tipping Hall with a plan length of 162m each are also being clad in Rodeca. The rooflights are proving to be extremely challenging to design and detail, due to the undulating curve of the roof, however will be fascinating to install and look spectacular on completion
Eurobond are providing all structural wall panels which clad the exterior of the administration building and which form the base wall to the main building. Eurbond are also supplying the panels to the fire protected zones within the building. Each of these elements is to be installed by MIZ Site Personnel.
Euroclad are providing the Rheinzinc Cladding which is to overclad the Eurobond Panels to the Administration Building. These panels are fitted vertically with feature flashings running on the diagonal.
Dudley’s Aluminium are providing the full glazing package with Euroclad providing the louvres and Levolux the brise soleil. All glazing will be completed by the end of Phase 1 with the louvre and brise soleil packages due for completion late into Phase 2.