Project Description

Client: The Message Trust
Location: Sharston, Greater Manchester

The Message Trust do a wonderful job working with the hardest-to-reach young people through innovative and effective programmes in the schools, communities and prisons of Greater Manchester and beyond, through the UK-wide Eden Network.

When The Message Trust realised that a dilapidated site next door to their company headquarters in Sharston had the potential to become something more, they set about transforming it and creating the Message Enterprise Centre. The goal was to create a space focused on offering training and creating jobs for the young men and women of Greater Manchester, and the vision was a bright, welcoming building which would symbolise positivity.

Alpha Roofing Systems put together a bid for the external cladding and new 2000m2 roof and were awarded the contract by the scheme’s main contractor.

The Challenge

Dealing with existing structures is always challenging and the architect’s modern industrial design concept helped to make the project all the more interesting. As the whole building was being completely restructured there were a number of different contractors working on the project so it was imperative that communications were clear and that each element of the project was carried out in a timely and considered manner.

The Actions and Solutions

Working with the project’s main contractor Alpha Roofing created a robust plan for the cladding and new roof, and after the demolition and temporary works processes were completed Alpha set to work on creating one of the building’s most important elements…the roof. Alpha completed cladding for the whole structure as well as an attractive and sturdy roof design which consisted of both flat and pitched elements.

The Result

The full scheme was successfully completed on time and within budget, resulting in a fantastic, modern and aesthetically pleasing building from which the Message Trust could continue and expand on the excellent work that they do for the Greater Manchester community.

Alpha Roofing developed an excellent working relationship with the main contractor and design team to ensure all details were considered and approved to meet the architect’s concept. The main contractor stated “Alpha’s expertise and total team commitment was key in getting the scheme completed on budget and within an agreed programme”.

Alpha’s expertise and total team commitment was key in getting the scheme completed on budget and within an agreed programme.