Weatherproofing Advisors Limited were awarded the contract by CBRE Managed Services Limited.
The Post Office acquired these premises for conversion, with occupancy anticipated October 2017. The building lies within a principal thoroughfare called King Street
which was completed by 1826 during the reign of George IV.
“We had a difficult Post Office Project to deliver in South Shields, with the added problem that the roof works had to be phased in to run consecutively, stripping all 4 roofs and re-instating. To add to this we also had to replace external staircase. WPA , was the contractor appointed , and the communication was great, gathering information around CPP to building a plan with them to minimise disruption while ensuring safe site .The plan was set in place and delivered exactly with what it said on the “TIN”. They are professional and H&S is at the forefront of their planning and works activities. The site team are adaptable and work with you to support programme & timelines. I would highly recommend WPA as a Helpful, Professional company that has an ethos of delivering projects on time and safely.”
Charlie Green | Senior Project Manager
Post Office,National Accounts Local Facilities Management
CBRE | Global Workplace Solutions
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Our works specification was to, firstly, remove the existing roof covering consisting of an unknown reinforced coating layer over
felt insulation and asphalt. We proceeded to apply quick drying primer, vapour
control layer, site measured Kingspan Tapered Scheme, underlay and mineral cap sheet to four roof areas.
Where the original PCC beams had spalled the missing
sections had repair concrete infills with new steel beams installed below, along with steel plate shuttering and fire resistance boarding.
Renewal of external staircase and handrails.
- Lower Roof, Mid Level Roof, Upper Roof and Shelf Roof Prepared to seal the exposed deck at the first sign of rain and only exposed as much deck as could be sealed during each working day.
- Brickwork tied in across steel on the second floor and steel beam installations on ground floor