Interiors; Exteriors

Hauraton beat the competition T

he Community Sports Complex in Doncaster has been imaginatively planned and built to the highest

architectural standards. The development integrates sport and community facilities in a spectacular parkland setting. Doncaster Council is confident it will raise the town’s profile locally, regionally and nationally and help to significantly increase the numbers of local people watching and taking part in sport and other community activities. At the heart of the complex is a 15,100

capacity community stadium that incorporates an 800 square meter supporters bar, plus a 350 seat restaurant, a gymnasium and martial arts centre. The stadium is complemented by a separate floodlit six lane athletics track with two eight lane straights and its own covered 500 seat mini-stand. Other facilities include two floodlit reinforced and grass sports fields, 11 floodlit all weather pitches for five and seven a-side team games, a 10 acre public park and a 1000 space car park. The location of the Complex has meant particular attention was paid to rainwater

run-off and pipe depth issues in general. WSP Consulting Engineers were appointed for this part of the project. In discussion with main contractors Carillion, it was decided to use Hauraton injection moulded polypropylene RECYFIX®

250 metres of same channel was also used to drain walkways and around the five-a-side pitches. Hauraton also supplied the components for the athletic track water jump and the long jump sand trap. Being such a large environmentally sensitive area, the car park drainage system was a particularly tricky problem. Colin Taff, Hauraton applications engineer explains, “The larger sizes of Recyfix®

Super channel were

initially considered for the car park. However because of its position and relation to the nearby lake it was essential the depth of the system was kept to a minimum. It was realised there could only be one outlet at the end of each run, located to one side of the car park. Using RECYFIX®

SUPER would have entail SUPER drainage channels around

the perimeter of the stadium. 640 metres of channel was eventually specified, plus a further 340 metres of pitch-side drainage inside the stadium itself. RECYFIX®

SUPER was chosen

for being strong yet light enough to comply with manual lifting regulations. Subsequently,

installing too many trash boxes and deep pipe drains therefore a high capacity channel was the only practical solution. After further consideration our newly introduced RECYFIX®


answer the problem perfectly”. 01582 501380

system was found to

Offsite solutions launch apprenticeship scheme

Offsite Solutions, one of the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturers, has launched an apprenticeship scheme to attract new talent into offsite manufacturing. Working with its training partner Weston College, the company is looking to employ up to six apprentices who

will train to be plumbers, electricians and bathroom fitters at its bathroom pod factory in Highbridge, Somerset. The company will also be giving up to 10 existing production staff the opportunity to join a new apprentice- ship scheme for team leadership and to train as electricians and plumbers. This will give them additional skills and valuable career progression. Mcavoy to build new hospital wing

The McAvoy Group has been awarded its largest healthcare project to date – a £15m contract for the offsite construction of a new wing at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington.

The new wing is being constructed by McAvoy using an advanced offsite solution to reduce the build programme by half to less than 12 months. This will help Northumbria Healthcare Trust to meet the rising demand for patient services in the region and maintain its position as a world leader in emergency medicine. For further information visit Continued growth for Exlabesa’s ECW 50

Exlabesa Building Systems’ ECW 50 curtain walling system continues to deliver on all levels with a 20 per cent year of year growth being achieved. The ECW 50 curtain walling system has all the hallmarks of an intelligently designed system that has been designed to add value to fabricators’ and installers’ businesses. The system is fabricated using high quality European components and is tested to CWCT and UNE

EN 13830:2016 standards for weather resistance, safety in use, energy efficiency and heat retention.

OMNIE UFH warms Cotswold homes

A development of six new five-bedroom detached properties, whose construction features the area’s distinctive natural Cotswold Limestone, is making full use of the benefits to the ClipPlate system and other products from the range of OMNIE Limited. ClipPlate is amongst the most popular

options to OMNIE’s LayFast brands: being compact and suitable for in-screed applications. Pipe runs are simply pressed into the profiles without the need for joints and resist being disturbed as the screed is laid. OMNIE offers a full range of solutions for rapid completion and restricted construction depths, as well as its TileOver range.

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