BriggsAmasco installed a new roof system to provide long-term protection for a vital cancer care centre.

The facility based at Milton Keynes University Hospital, Eaglestone, Buckinghamshire is designed to bring more complex treatments for cancer patients, such as co-locating oncology, clinical haematology and chemotherapy programmes, under one roof. BriggsAmaso’s teams worked to deliver the building’s new roof roofing on behalf of client ADMK Ltd. Briggs deployed two sets of four operatives on site – four specialist operatives working on hotmelt; four specialist operatives working Armourplan single-ply – to ensure work was completed to deadline.

Selected by contractor, Galliford Try, to deliver the roofing works, BriggsAmasco was required to design, manufacture and install an IKO Hotmelt waterproofing system across a 1,438m2 (approx.) roofing area. The system comprised IKO Polymer Primer; PermaTec ecowrap hotmelt compound (overall thickness 6mm), PermaFlash (R) reinforcement and PermaGuard (f) protection layer.

Briggs’ work involved the installation of roof coverings including liquid-applied inverted coatings. In conjunction with Galliford Try, BriggsAmasco also installed a latchway system on the single-ply roof system. Once the latchway was installed, the installation team weatherpoofed around the posts.

On the main roof, BriggsAmasco completed the waterproofing works on the over-run which was the Permatec system. Installers then added 200mm-thick Enertherm with WCL to achieve a U-value 0.20w/m2k. Two tonnes of ballast and 60 paving slabs were installed for the finishes. The system was fully-tested by an electronic integrity test.

Poor weather required Briggs’ on-site teams to install a temporary waterproof solution. This meant removing the original finishes and using IKO Torch-On Capsheet to prevent major leaks into the building. The following morning, with the weather having improved, BriggsAmasco teams visited the site early and used a wet vac to dry the area. The permanent roof system was then installed. This type of action is typical of BriggsAmasco, which will never sacrifice quality in order to achieve an early finish. The finishes were then put back in place.

Briggs’ installation team managed to complete the project to deadline by working out of hours at weekends, as well as weekdays. This meant the project was completed within budget. The team’s excellent relationship and communication with the main contractor, Galliford Try, was key to the smooth running of this project. BriggsAmasco’s exceptional levels of workmanship and cooperation throughout this project earnt praise from Site Manager, Ryan Kemp, who said Briggs was ‘the most helpful contractor in this entire project’.

BriggsAmasco was incredibly proud to have been selected to have been involved in such a worthwhile project. The clients were fulsome in their gratitude and praise to the company’s on-site teams’ expertise. Their efforts ensured this vital facility was weathertight in rapid time. The completed building will mean the hospital can improve the quality of its cancer services, help to increase capacity, establish new emergency care pathways and support the future demand for cancer services in Milton Keynes.



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Hotmelt: PermaTEC
Single Ply: Armourplan