Menai Science Park
Located in Angelsey, Menai Science Park (aka ‘M-SParc’) is part of Bangor University and is the first dedicated science park to be built in Wales. It features offices, a state-of-the-art laboratory and workshop space for 700 people. On this prestigious new build development, main contractors Willmott Dixon selected MAC Roofing to provide a range of warm roof waterproofing solutions on various flat roofs plus a feature sloping roof. In addition, MAC provided a composite vertical cladding solution to the inner courtyard areas.
Menai Science Park’s three-storey building’s features a concrete deck. On this building’s flat roof areas, MAC installed Icopal Total Torch Vapour Control Layer and Kingspan TT47 tapered insulation in order to provide the necessary falls and a thermal value of 0.15W/m2.K. MAC then installed Icopal’s Self-Adhesive Underlay followed by Icopal Olympic Thermaweld torch-on mineral surfaced cap sheet in dark grey. Pavers were also installed on suitable supports to the small plant roof areas.
The science park’s main building has both flat and sloping roofs and was constructed with a metal deck (D50). Once Icopal’s bituminous VCL had been installed, MAC Roofing fitted Kingspan TT46 tapered insulation to provide falls to flat roof areas, whilst Kingspan TR26 flat board was used on the sloped roof to provide a U-value of 0.15W/m2.K. For the finished effect, the architect wanted to create a building with stunning lines by using white Corian feature cladding and a white single ply membrane. This was achieved to spectacular effect using Icopal’s Monarplan FM White with a lacquered finish, as the finished photography demonstrates.
The completed facility achieved a BREEAM Excellent standard and met all of the client’s sustainability targets. MAC Roofing also played a vital role in ensuring that the project was delivered on time and within budget, much to the delight of the University.