Over the course of two and a half years, under four different contracts to two main contractors, YSIS was commissioned to clad the whole park in a total of nearly 110,000m2 of roofing and nearly 50,000m2 of walling.
A 50:50 joint venture between distribution developers, Roxhill and Segro, Rugby Gateway is a 120 acre business park, offering 1.8 Million sq.ft. of logistics development. Located adjacent to what has been dubbed the “Golden Triangle” of logistics, created by the intersections of the M1, M6 and M42 motorways, its nationally-central position means that 85% of the population can be reached within a 4.5hr wagon journey. These enviable qualities have proved magnetic to some of the country’s biggest players in internet shopping and delivery, with H+M, Amazon, DHL and Hermes all taking units on the site.
To create harmony in design, and to limit the visual impact of the development, each unit was clad in the same materials and colours, predominantly CA Twin-Therm in a graded colour palette of organic greens, with composite cladding to the office areas.
With both parties of the joint venture committed to sustainable development, one of the units, a 22,000m2 development for parcel delivery service, Hermes, in addition to the 15% rooflights that were specified as standard, employed CA’s Therma-light CF40, an architectural glazing system on the walls, providing quality natural light, superior thermal insulation and UV protection whilst minimising solar gain, flooding the interior of the building with as much free natural light as nature can offer. As the pictures above testify, the ingress of natural light into the premises is spectacular.