— 18 November 2021
Working directly with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, GBS Roofing replaced five flat roofs, installed new fall protection and anchor systems, and safety stairs, as well as an innovative bird protection solution.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is one of the council’s regional recreational and sporting facilities. It has undergone significant reinvestment and refurbishment since opening in 2000.
Barry Mairs, Managing Director, GBS Roofing, said: "Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is a popular leisure attraction for people across Northern Ireland, and GBS Roofing was delighted to work with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to ensure the waterproofing integrity of this important community facility.
“Not only were several areas of flat roofing and rooflights over the main building in need of full replacement, GBS Roofing was required to source and install wider roofing systems, such as lightning protection, fall prevention and anchor supports. These include essential safety measures used by a range of maintenance workers who require roof access, such as air conditioning technicians and abseil window cleaners.
“In addition, GBS Roofing designed and installed a bird protection system that allows rooflights to be fully opened for ventilation but prevents seagulls and other large nesting birds from entering and damaging the building.
“In completing the project, GBS Roofing utilised a range of the most advanced flat roofing products and sourced the majority of materials from local suppliers where possible.”