Bournemouth, England – Providing 250 m² of roofing for a £1.5 million extension to Bournemouth Oceanarium was a new type of project for IKO Polymeric and Excel Roofing Services – at least in terms of the end users! The centrepiece is the new Penguin Beach Encounter, a two-storey building housing the latest Oceanarium residents – 10 Humboldt Penguins. Five years in the planning, this is the biggest project the attraction has undergone since opening in 1998, increasing the size of the aquarium by a third.
The new roof had to look good from all angles as it’s on the beachfront and visible from the Promenade above. IKO Polymeric’s Armourplan PVC single ply membrane in Slate Grey and Mid Grey was chosen to complement the existing GRP edge trims, curved metal drips and upstands to the edge of the warm roof section.