Pump House in East Grinstead

Published:  01 October, 2018

Pump House

A new 79-bedroom Travelodge Hotel has opened on the Little King Street site in East Grinstead.

It was part of a wider local £.6.6 million redevelopment. The site is a former Caffyns showroom.

Pump House was asked to support a very heavy rooftop water tank at the above project, where the tank was of considerable weight. The operating weight of the tank, (including contents - water) was nearly 13,000kg.

By using secondary steelwork combined with its Flexi-heavy – Flexi Quad support frameworks, Pump House managed the very demanding imposed loads, uniformly back down through each foot in-turn.

This resulted in low foot pressures exerted onto the waterproofing system beneath, to keep within the roof insulation boards permissible compressive strength limitations.

All frameworks are fully height adjustable, via the M24 adjuster legs to compensate flat roof falls, and steelwork is hot dip galvanised for durability, to BS EN ISO 1461:2009.

For more information on this story, click here: October 2018, 125

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