Case studies

Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey – Lighthouse Wards

Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey – Lighthouse Wards

The Lighthouse Wards at Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey comprise three single storey wards containing 60 continuing care units for elderly patients. The tiled roofs on the the buildings had failed just five years after installation. Architects Naftel Associates chose to replace the roof with zinc standing seam.

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NATO HQ with a stunning and durable zinc roof

NATO HQ with a stunning and durable zinc roof

The new NATO headquarters in Brussels has the largest zinc roof in Europe. The roof spans a total surface of no less than 35,000m2 of NedZink NOVA Pro-Tec standing seam bays in seemingly unmanageable lengths of 26 metres. A challenging project in many respects.

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Imperial Tobacco – As above, so below

Imperial Tobacco – As above, so below

The versatility of zinc is clear at Imperial Tobacco’s Bristol HQ, where it moves from roof to façade to become a smart coat that will withstand all weather. Crisp lines, generous bright spaces and high quality natural materials define the £18m Imperial Tobacco HQ in Bristol.

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Northbrook College – Lead by Example

Northbrook College – Lead by Example

A bold addition to Northbrook College’s West Durrington campus has provided new facilities for students and staff. The new learning Resource Centre forms the social heart of the redesigned campus, with its new entrance, three-storey atrium, library and refectory.

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Zinc Shingles on the Amphibious House

Zinc Shingles on the Amphibious House

One of the most innovative private houses to be completed recently in the UK is this amphibious house, featured twice on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. We spoke to Robert Barker of Baca Architects about how the project came about, and why they chose to use zinc shingles to clad it.

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