Project: Sheffield Hallam University, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)
Main Contractor: BAM
Architect: HLM Architects
Project Completion: Summer 2019
Product: NORclad European Redwood with NORclad “Brunnea” and Euroclass B Fire treatments.
Following a £14m investment from the UK’s Department of Health, the AWRC will be the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world, providing state-of-the-art, fully instrumented indoor and outdoor laboratories and a team of over 70 researchers delivering collaborative projects.
As a centrepiece of Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park, the AWRC will encourage and enable people to be more active and adopt healthier lifestyles, delivering innovations that help people move by bringing together.
Products specified, Treatment Services applied under ISO 9001 factory controlled conditions and installed.
Working closely with the Architects initially, a specification was created utilising a Certified NORclad® European Redwood. Brunnea treatment was requested to offer a formal warranty on the product for 30 years against rot and fungal decay (out of ground contact), along with a good level of colour stability VS traditional untreated species. Approx 4000m2 was supplied in a square edge 34 x 40mm and 34 x 95mm profile.
As the specification developed the requirement for all of the timbers to be Fire treated to Euroclass B-s1-d0 (s1 Smoke Production – d0 Flaming Droplets), a system fully compatible with the Brunnea treated cladding.