Merrion House blueroof Installation

Merrion House was originally constructed in 1973 for use by Leeds City Council. Situated in the north of Leeds City Centre, it is now undergoing a £41m major refurbishment to enable all Council public facing services to be situated under one roof. This is part of a reduction in the number of council buildings in the city centre from seventeen to four, so the scheme includes a new-build section to increase the floor area and capacity. It is estimated that 1000 people per day will use the new city centre council building.

BAM Group contacted ABG in April 2016 to ask us to develop some value engineered alternatives to the original drainage design for the new extension. Our patented blueroof offered a number of benefits, and following several design team meetings ABG designed and supplied a bespoke 106mm blueroof attenuation system that allows the site to meet discharge rates to the sewer agreed with Yorkshire Water, while also meeting all the requirements for the M&E plant equipment situated on the roof.

The installation was completed by Geogreen, ABG’s installation partner, in September 2017. As well as the blueroof Geogreen also created access routes accross the ballasted areas for the future maintenance of the M&E plant equipment.

Contact us to find out more about the design, supply, install and maintain packages ABG and Geogreen offer.


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