Scunthorpe Leisure Academy

The largest deodesic laminated timber structure in Europe forms the award winning leisure academy located in the Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe. The technical ability of the roofing division of RENOLIT Ltd in the UK was well known to the project architects S&P Ltd based in central London, consequently they contacted David Davis, National Technical Manager and asked for design assistance for the waterproofing of the five conjoined domes that form this visually exciting building.

Over the next few months the technical waterproofing challenges were discussed and agreed with the designers and has resulted in various RENOLIT ALKORPLAN membranes and accessories being used and installed by one of the UK’s leading RENOLIT Approved Contractors working for the main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd.

The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN membrane is exposed on 1 dome only, another has Sedum pre-planted mats, two of them are covered with Cedar shingles and another with metal cladding. The use of the RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR support profiles proved invaluable and has been adapted to support the battens for Cedar Shingles and the metal cladding following static and dynamic testing to ensure that the imposed loads could be carried by the system. Tony Brown one of the RENOLIT sales team used his expertise and experience to carry out the test prior to submission to the architects/engineers for approval. Apart from being the winner at last years NFRC Awards, the building has recently been awarded an environmental award from Sustain Magazine.

The building is now in full operation and S&P Ltd informs that it is oversubscribed by the residents of Scunthorpe.