Project: University of Leeds – The Brownlee Centre

Project Completed: May 2017

Architects: Farrell and Clark Architects, Leeds

Product: MicroShades-Treated Canadian Western Red Cedar

Opened in 2017, The Brownlee Centre is the UK’s first purpose-built National Elite triathlon training base, providing a permanent home for the Leeds Triathlon Centre

Primarily funded by The University of Leeds, the project also received £1million partnership funding from Sport England, UK Sport, British Cycling and British Triathlon.

Outside, the centre has a 6 metre-wide, 1 mile long cycle circuit, which provides a traffic-free environment for cyclists of all ages and abilities – including University students, staff and the wider community – for recreation, coaching and competition.

Products specified, Treatment Services applied under ISO 9001 factory controlled conditions:

Working closely with Farrell and Clark Architects , a specification was created utilising a PEFC certified NORclad® Canadian Western Red Cedar.

Koppers MicroShades “Brunnea” high-pressure treatment was requested, this treatment offers 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.

NORclad supplied a PSE (Planed Square Edge) board finishing 18 x 145mm.

A length specification was agreed with the Sub Contractors to try and keep wastage to a minimum on site.

 

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