Pro-tecting a new mental health facility

protanThe latest in a new generation of mental health hospitals is using roofing technology from Protan to achieve a durable, quality building for the future.

A key element of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s œ25m, 80-bedroomed Clock View facility is its focus on single storey buildings surrounding courtyards, with all the areas roofed using single ply membrane. Richmond Roofing, for main contractor Farrans, utilised almost 7,000m2 of Protan SE1.8mm single ply, mechanically fixed over a vapour control layer, to construct the facility’s roofs.

Lawrence Miller, managing director of Richmond Roofing, said:

“The client wanted single ply, with a 30 year guarantee. Protan was the most competitive solution capable of delivering the assured longevity, quality and performance needed.”

On the site of the former Walton Hospital, Clock View is one of a series of new mental health units purpose-designed to provide light and airy spaces to help deliver effective and efficient care and treatment. In addition to individual bedrooms, the centre includes learning and education spaces, a caf‚, therapy / activity spaces, a gymnasium and office accommodation.

Mersey Care NHS Trust, under its TIME (To Improve Mental Health Environments) scheme, won a national BREEAM award for Phase I of its programme to provide new mental health facilities across the city, including Clock View. The facilities are set to attain an Excellent BREEAM rating.

Protan SE membrane is certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements laid down in Approved Document L, and, under the Green Guide, achieve an A+ rating.

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