Center Parcs, Longleat
Client: Centre Parcs UK
Main Contractor: SDC Builders
Engineer: Peter Brett Associates
Architect: Ridge Architects
Steel Tonnage: 122 tonnes
Set deep in the forest that surrounds the Center Parcs complex at Longleat, TSI were tasked by SDC with supplying 122 tonnes of structural steel, this was to enable the old roof system of the main swimming pool to be updated from glass panels to new ETFE pillows and metal decked sarna roof.
The work was phased over 28 months to ensure the main pool could remain open during the replacement of the roof. Each section was fitted with a temporary working platform that was weather sealed and complete with its own drainage system, this was done to ensure the tropical environment inside of the dome could be maintained.
All of the temporary decking was installed by using abseiling techniques carried out by a specialist team of climbers hanging from the underside of the massive curved timber glulam rafters, these make up the impressive 100m span.
The existing timber structure was modelled by the Engineer (Perter Brett Associates) using Revit, this was based on the original glulam drawings form the 1990’s, we were then able to utilise Advance Steels bi-directions link to Revit to import the existing timbers.