Client: Hallmark Hotels
Location: Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire
The Hallmark Hotel in Kingston-Upon-Hull, part of the Hallmark Hotels group, was undergoing a multi million pound refurbishment and as part of this scheme the project manager was in need of a competent and trustworthy roofing team who would be able to carry out a full flat roofing refurbishment to all of the roof areas including re-roofs, new build constructions and roof overlays.
After submitting a detailed and thorough proposal Alpha roofing were chosen as the principal roofing contractor.
In addition to the major roofing project the hotel was also undergoing a full internal refurbishment, so it was significantly important that all roofing works which were to be carried out were programmed to ensure the new internal fittings and fixtures were kept safe and dry. Excellent communication between all contractors involved in the refurbishment was therefore essential.
On top of this, the hotel was to continue as operational throughout the project so it was imperative that as little disruption as possible was caused to the hotel’s staff and guests. As with any works undertaken health & safety is of paramount importance but in this case it was even more pertinent as there were outside factors that constantly needed to be considered and addressed.
The Actions and Solutions
Alpha was asked to produce a number of options available to give the hotel roofs a new lease of life. They undertook a full roof survey and produced a specification that was tailored to suit to needs of each of the individual roof areas. A mixture of liquid applied, re-roof and overlay systems were used.
All of the work was carried out alongside the ongoing internal refurbishments so stringent operational and health & safety processes were put in place to ensure that the project was a complete success.
With the transformation completed in time and on budget, the project manager for Hallmark said “Alpha Roofing Systems carried out all the works with a professional, systematic approach”. The re-roofs were also provided with an extensive warranty giving the hotel peace of mind for the next 10 years.