The £350 million redevelopment of the Centre Point Tower in London is a highly prestigious project in the heart of the West End. Roof-Pro is delighted to be chosen as a key role in this project, supplying roof access walkways and roof support frames to enable construction work on the iconic skyscraper to be carried out safely.

Luxury Apartment Living

Summary of overall project – the Centre Point building is in a key location, standing at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street. Built in the 1960s, the famous 35-storey concrete structure was designed by Richard Seifert and is recognised as a classic design – it has even become protected by English Heritage because of its importance.

In the past, a number of companies were based here, but now it’s being redeveloped as 82 exclusive luxury apartments. The block will also have restaurants and retail space at its base, as well as facilities including a spa, gym and pool. Residents will also have direct access to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station, which is due to open in 2018, with a fast link to Heathrow Airport.

Developer Almacantur is working together with a team of companies including designers Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners. Roof-Pro is involved by providing important roof access services/supports.

Roof-Pro’s Role in the Project

Roof-Pro is providing materials and equipment worth £43,000 to the project, working together with contractors Brookfield Multiplex and Lorne Stewart. These include a bespoke platform and access walkway for a mechanical plant on the roof, and bespoke roof support frames for AHU’S (Air Handling Units), as well as bespoke and standard PP3’s (Riser Penetration Boxes).

The choice of Roof-Pro for such a prestigious project is a testament to the quality of our products and the way in which we can create bespoke designs to meet specific requirements.

Our quotation and initial proposals were based on architects’ drawings and dimensions and photographs taken from the initial site survey.

Information for the AHU frames was taken from roof services drawings detailing north layout, south layout and roof overall plan, supplied by Lorne Stewart. Due to site constraints, the frame could not be delivered in one section, therefore separate frames were made for each dry cooler, with the objective of joining them together on site to make them more rigid.

Roof Access Systems from Roof-Pro

Roof-Pro supply a range of roof support and access products for contractors to order and install, including walkways, platforms and step-overs. But we can also provide bespoke design services for specific projects as required. With more than 20 years’ experience behind us, we combine the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive range of standard components to deal with typical rooftop installations, backed up with the technical expertise to provide tailored solutions as required.

Roof Access Systems – Find out more about our roof access products here, or call us on 03335 771 500.