BRIGGSAMASCO WATERPROOFING IS A CLASS APART AT UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICHAt the University of Greenwich in London, roofing and waterproofing specialist BriggsAmasco installed 22 separate IKO PermaTEC hot-melt waterproofing systems as part of a multi-tier rooftop garden on the new £38 million Stockwell Street building.

Designed by Heneghan Peng Architects and built by Osborne Construction, the four-storey, 15,500m2 building includes a new campus library, two lecture theatres, broadcast quality TV studios, seminar spaces and design studios. One of the ‘greenest’ universities in the UK, the University of Greenwich designed the building to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Appointed to waterproof and insulate a total of 22 flat roofs – with 14 to be converted into green roofs – BriggsAmasco supplied and installed the IKO PermaTEC hot melt system. Utilising years of practical experience, technical expertise, and close coordination with other trades, the company completed a high quality and complex application that helped to keep the project on course for its completion date.

PermaTEC Hot-Melt can accommodate a wide variety of roof types and can be applied in a range of weather conditions. With a proven track record of durability and long-term performance, PermaTEC will provide outstanding protection that will last for the entire design life of the building.

Following the application of plants, trees, sedum and high tech terraces, 14 landscaped roofs were awarded an innovation credit from BREEAM. Now home to a wetland, climate-controlled greenhouses, apiary of bees, outdoor vegetable grid, and herbaceous landscapes, they will benefit from a high performance waterproofing system supplied and installed by BriggsAmasco.

Sustainability is at the forefront of the University of Greenwich’s academic and student bodies. The successful delivery of the Stockwell Street building is testament to the University’s ambition to set new standards in environmental performance, with BriggsAmasco waterproofing providing a perfect base for the future.