THE PROJECT

Project: Ellesmere Port Sports Village
Client: Wates Construction
Architect: Ellis Williams Architect
Project worth: £258,462
Product: Medera – Accoya

The 6,000m² Ellesmere Port Sports Leisure Village is a regeneration project for Cheshire West and Chester Council within the Ellesmere Port area, built on the former school site. Solinear were engaged early in the design process and worked with Wates Construction and project architect, Ellis Williams Architect, to create a stunning feature façade. Solinear won the job on product, design capability and cost.

The Initial design challenge was to ensure the structure was suitable for the installation of Solinear’s Medera Timber. Solinear had to then design, manufacture, deliver and install the large-scale feature façade.

Solinear developed scheme and structural support to enable design of primary and secondary steelwork support structures, which accommodated the system with first fix installation of brackets to steelwork and thereafter, a second fix of railings and then Medera timber fins.

Solinear installed over 4,500 linear meters to complete the project on time and within budget to produce nothing less than a stunning façade feature.

“The success of this project was recognised with a Cheshire Civic Trust award in the Community New Build category 2015 and it should be the Ellis Williams team that take the credit for the award, everyone loves the building and it really has made a difference to people in the area.”

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Products Used

Services Provided

  • Design optimisation (Sunpath analysis and/or free area & pressure drop calculations)
  • Product manufacture