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Roofline secure Network Rail Operating Centre

The Roofline Group is proud to confirm they have secured the specialist waterproofing package with BAM Construction for the Network Rail Operating Centre in Basingstoke.

Roofline assisted the design team from an early stage on the project and is due to install approx. 2000m² of hot melt structural waterproofing on this prestigious building. The project will consist of a three-storey building that will act as a signalling control centre for the Wessex region. The 13,600 sq. m facility will also include internal and external training facilities, as well as office space for rail staff. It forms part of Network Rail’s strategy to consolidate and future proof its operating centres across the UK.

The building will include state-of-the-art technology to allow the operator to monitor track in the region, as well as indoor and outdoor track and welding facilities for training operatives. Failsafe mechanisms will be included to ensure the centre can operate in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, including electricity supply from two substations.

BAM is using building information modelling (BIM) throughout the project, allowing deeper collaboration with the design team and supply chain. This will allow the building to be constructed as efficiently as possible, and bring further benefits for Network Rail in the occupancy stage. BAM is aiming for a BREEAM Very Good rating, with sustainability measures to include combined heat and power generation.

Project completion is scheduled for November 2014.