Tesco’s Unwavering Commitment to Improve Customer Experience
Tesco has always been at the forefront of providing an unparalleled customer experience. Part of their commitment is ensuring that their infrastructure is sound, safe, and sustainable. One such endeavor involved addressing an ongoing issue of water ingress in one of their facilities, commissioning Weatherproofing Advisors to examine the roof’s condition and produce a comprehensive report.
Revitalizing Tesco's Infrastructure: A Comprehensive Roof Renovation Merging Longevity, Water-Proofing, and Advanced Sustainable Energy Solutions
As part of Tesco’s commitment to improving the experience of their customers, Weatherproofing Advisors were commissioned to survey the roof and provide a detailed report of its condition and reasons behind the water ingress.
Following the detailed survey, it was determined that the existing single-ply membrane was in excess of 25 years old and displaying numerous signs of ‘End of Life’. Weatherproofing Advisors provided a solution that would eliminate the water ingress and would be guaranteed for a period of no less than 25 years.
In the Main field areas, a PVC single-ply membrane was installed over the existing covering with a 300g geotextile separation layer. In areas where there was significant plant, A PMMA liquid costing system was applied. To ensure clear access routes for ongoing maintenance a Red PMMA walkway was incorporated onto both waterproof coverings.
Tesco has pledged to a new Group-Wide net zero target of 2035 for its open operations. With this in mind, they have embarked on an ambitious PV installation programme, subsequently a new 144.48kWp PV system was designed and installed.
Roof Survey: Identifying the Cause and Providing a Solution
Our detailed survey unveiled that the existing single-ply membrane, now over 25 years old, showed various ‘End of Life’ symptoms. The aging and deteriorating membrane was identified as the root cause behind the water ingress.
Understanding the gravity of the situation, Weatherproofing Advisors proposed an efficient solution to eliminate the water ingress issue:
- Main Field Areas: A PVC single-ply membrane was installed atop the existing covering, incorporating a 300g geotextile separation layer to offer extended durability.
- Areas with Significant Plant: A PMMA liquid costing system was applied to ensure thorough coverage and protection.
- Access Routes: For ongoing maintenance and safe access, a red PMMA walkway was incorporated into both waterproof coverings.
This solution ensures the elimination of water ingress and comes with a guarantee of no less than 25 years, reflecting Tesco’s commitment to quality and longevity.
Safe access to the roof has been installed, with edge protection provided by the high-level parapet.
The existing flat roof has no access for future maintenance.
Overview of the new roof covering.
Standard Site Security Setup
Overview of the new roof covering.
Tesco’s Green Leap: A Robust Solar Energy Initiative
In line with their pledge to reach a group-wide net-zero target by 2035, Tesco is taking robust steps towards sustainability. One of these measures is an ambitious Photovoltaic (PV) installation programme.
With a vision to harness solar energy for their operations, a state-of-the-art 144.48kWp PV system was designed and installed. This substantial setup underscores Tesco’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a greener future.
Conclusion: A Future-Ready Approach
Tesco’s recent roof rehabilitation and the ambitious PV installation programme are clear indicators of the retailer’s commitment to enhancing the customer experience while playing an active role in the fight against climate change. By taking these significant steps towards sustainable operations, Tesco is paving the way for a future-ready approach in the retail industry.