Retail case study, Trisomet®, Trimapanel®, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra®
Client: Eagle One Country Shopping Limited
Architect: Holder Mathias LLP, Cardiff
Main Contractor: Dawnus Construction Holdings Limited
Roofing & Cladding Contractor: Midport Construction
Tata Steel products: Trisomet® 120 and Trisomet® 135 insulated panel systems were used for the roof, and Trimapanel® 120 and Trisomet® 120 for the walls. All with Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel external skin in various colours.
Evesham Country Park comprises 70,000 square feet of garden centre, factory outlet shops, restaurants and farm shop together with other attractions and covers 125 acres overlooking the River Avon. Evesham Country Park forms part of Eagle One’s extensive £160 million property asset portfolio, built up over the past 25 years.
Within its design brief from the client, the project team was attempting to create a complex that would be visually appealing to both its occupants and customers, while offering the multiple attributes of long-term durability, weather resistance and excellent energy performance.
The issue of achieving high insulation standards is important not just because of increasingly tighter Building Regulations, but it is also now accepted that properties targeting lower energy consumption are a good investment and more attractive to the retail market.
As is frequently the case on commercial developments, the budget was an important consideration and Midport Construction recommended the use of Tata Steel’s Trisomet® insulated panels in various sizes and colours as a long-term value added solution.
To meet the energy performance requirements a range of insulation thicknesses were used, including the Trisomet®135 insulated panel which offers specifiers greater scope to achieve compliance with Approved Document L to the Building Regulations for England and Wales in respect of the SAP calculation. A U-value of 0.15W/m2K can be readily achieved, along with very good airtightness
The visual appeal of the panels was enhanced using Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel in Anthracite, Goosewing Grey, Albatross, Merlin Grey, Wedgewood Blue and Jade for the external skin. Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® is protected by the Confidex® Guarantee and so offered the quality of finish, in terms of durability and aesthetics, which the client was seeking for this prestigious venue.