Teamkal Award Success!
Proud winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2015

Teamkal Award Success!

Left to right: Piers Taylor (Architect & broadcaster), Douglas Sheppard (Procurement Manager, Lakesmere), Kathryn O’Sullivan (Knauf Insulation, event Gold Sponsor), John McAllister (Kalzip) and Paul Mann (Pre-Construction Director, Lakesmere).

Lakesmere Group’s technical expertise and successful delivery of a complex green nature roof contract at Chester’s new bus station has led to a double-whammy at the recent Kalzip Teamkal Awards held during the annual Teamkal Conference.

Lakesmere is proud to be the first winner of the newly introduced ‘Contractor’s Choice of Project’ award that was chosen from a shortlist of twenty projects and which was voted for via a specially designed app throughout the conference by those in attendance.  As well as being chosen as the favourite project of 2017, Chester bus station was also highly commended in the ‘Technical Excellence and Design’ category.

The new transport scheme, which was officially opened in June 2017, saw Lakesmere working alongside main contractor GRAHAM Construction and Jefferson Sheard architects to deliver the station’s striking nature roof roofing package.

A key feature of the new U shaped station is the 21m radius Kalzip aluminium roof canopy that has been covered with a sedum green roof supplied by Blackdown. The roof, which comprises a combination of Kalzip’s parallel seam, tapered and XT sheets, has been delivered by Lakesmere’s Altrincham office. The team also completed the scheme’s curved perimeter eaves bullnoses and soffit details from supply chain partner Bailey. The scheme’s sustainable design is intended to reduce the environmental impact of the new station which has been created to improve transport links in and around Chester.

As one of the founding members of the Kalzip Teamkal network of installers, Lakesmere is no stranger to success at the event and last year, was presented with the prestigious accolade of Teamkal Contractor of the Year 2016 in recognition of the team’s collaborative approach, technical expertise and the consistent quality of contract delivery.

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