In 2017, The Lakeland Climbing Company Ltd made the decision to use Widopan products on an upcoming project in South London.
The task in question was the development of an old school building and its conversion into an indoor climbing area.
Baylis Old School
VauxWall East became the capital’s newest indoor bouldering centre when it opened its doors in March 2018.
The centre is located within a stunning Grade II listed school assembly hall attached to the former Baylis Old School.
A classic example of brutalist architecture, the Baylis Old School building was designed for 600 children, and work was completed in 1964.
Named after the famous theatre producer/manager Lilian Mary Baylis, the building was awarded a Grade II listing in 2002.
The school then relocated to a new site in 2005. After the buildings became neglected.
The indoors was to be completely transformed with state-of-the-art facilities, including climbing walls, a gym and cafe, split over two floors.
But before any of these areas could be transformed, the exterior of the building needed to be addressed.
Case Study: Waterproofing VauxWall East, London SE11… WIDOPAN-FD!
Before the interior works could begin, issues with the existing roof covering needed some attention.
The old asphalt roof had begun to crack around the upstands and outlets.
The mastic asphalt upstand had also pulled away, exposing a gap between the brickwork and the roof.
WIDOPAN-FD was selected as the ideal product to overlay the existing roof. The work would be carried out by approved contractors, T&T Roofing Ltd.
This would provide a new waterproof membrane and ensure the roof would now have more longevity.
The flat roof had many penetrations and details requiring waterproofing, which meant our cold-applied liquid system was a perfect choice.
Due to the ease of application and simple detailing process, the areas could be protected from water ingress quickly and effortlessly.
The result provides a durable and secure waterproof seal, protecting this architecturally important building today and for years to come.
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They will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the right product for your next project.