UWE Engineering Block, Bristol

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The Project

The new Engineering block at UWE is an exciting development, which is part of the university’s vision of continued growth as one of the leading engineering education and research facilities in the country. The building will be home to more than 1600 students and an additional 100 academic and technical staff within the facility that contains facilities such as test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated resources for the likes of composite manufacturing, machining and metrology. 

Working for BAM Construction, Sage were responsible for the installation of the roofing and cladding works for the project.

To the roof, we installed an inverted IKO PermaTEC hot melt roofing system ballasted on top. To other roof areas, we installed a Bemo aluminium standing seam roofing system.

To the walls, we installed CorTen rainscreen system with Rockwool duo slab insulation for enhanced fire protection and energy efficiency. We were also responsible for the installation of a horizontal and vertical cavity barrier system, which was externally assessed and approved by independent fire protection specialists (IFC). Also to the walls, we installed Sotech Optima Aluminium PPC rainscreen system as well as a Eurobond rainspan composite system with expanded mesh and Europanel to the roof cladding area.

Project Details


UWE Engineering Block, Bristol


IKO PermaTEC inverted hot melt roofing, CorTen rainscreen, Sotech Optima Aluminium PPC rainscreen, Eurobond rainspan composite system, Eurobond Europanels.


BAM Construction




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