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.