Breeam A+ TPO waterproofing system & green roof for new build recycling centre

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• Project: East Cambridge Recycling Centre
• Year completed: 2011
• Products used:

Flag TPO Single Ply Membrane SOPREMA Metal Deck
Optigreen Extensive Sedum Roof
Soprema High Performance Felt Single Skin Trapezoidal Roofing


The design of the new prototype recycling centre incorporates the traditional metal roof design, along with a hybrid specification of Soprema Flag TPO waterproofing membrane and an Optigreen Extensive green roof system.


The new recycling centre, located in Cambridgeshire, has been built to replace the nearby recycling centre at Grunty Fen in a bid to improve East Cambridgeshire’s recycling figures.The facility is indoors and split-level, meaning residents do not have to climb steps with heavy items in order to recycle them. Councillor Mathew Shuter, cabinet member for enterprise at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “It is fantastic to celebrate the opening of another new recycling centre brought in on time and within budget.”


The Flag TPO membrane is the only TPO on the market with an A+ BREEAM rating, ensuring that the environmental impact of the new recycling centre project is kept to a minimum. The extensive green roof will also provide multiple environmental benefits such as reducing storm water run off, biodiversity promotion, a natural habitat for wildlife, additional thermal insulation and also compensation of the natural footprint of the building.


TR Freeman’s experienced operatives installed the waterproofing and green roof system with no complications. The project was completed to an exceptional standard within the set time frame and within the budget defined by the local authority. East Cambridge Recycling Centre is an example of exemplary workmanship and project management; working in partnership with the Architect, Wilmott Dixon, the Manufacturer and other trades on site to ensure the project’s success.