BBA certified Euroseam roofing was used to create a standing seam roof on the main building. Acoustic performance was key for this project so a trapezoidal perforated deck was used to reduce noise, which was especially important over the auditorium section of the building.
Problems associated with transportation of long length roof sheets were avoided as sheets were rolled on site. A total of 952m2 of ElitePlus 5 with a 0.17 U-Value and 2436m2 of ElitePlus 5A1 with a 0.20 U-Value were used on the main building, the latter providing the enhanced acoustic performance.
437m2 of ElitePlus 1 was supplied, featuring red 32/1000 profiled outer sheets, for the roof of a small annex adjacent to the main building and all Elite systems were supplied with a 25-year system guarantee. The flexibility in design specification and installation of Elite systems means that they can be adapted to suit a variety of performances. Stuart Tulloch from Procladd Scotland Ltd., the specialist installers who worked on the project, said: “Having worked with Euroclad before we know that they offer a wide range of products. They were able to offer us a selection of different options for this project to suit the different functions of the building and most importantly, the client was happy with the results.”
Funded by Fife Council and the Scottish Government, Waid Academy is also a community hub comprising an 800-pupil school, local services and a base for police officers, bringing a range of public services together under one roof.
The school, which occupies the upper two floors of the building, offers a central ‘social learning hub’ atrium and a ‘performance stair’ amongst other innovative learning facilities, while students can also enjoy an all-weather rugby pitch laid to Scottish Rugby Union standards, a hockey pitch and a habitat walk in the grounds of the new campus.
On the ground floor of the building there are a range of facilities available to the entire community including a large multi-purpose hall with stage and tiered seating, gym, fitness suite, conference and meeting rooms, a café, a public library and a local council office. Three new enterprise units will also be available for school activities and for leasing to small start-up businesses.