CA Roofing Services, along with CA Group's specialist cladding division SCS, has announced completion of work on phase one of the £140m Rushden Lakes development in the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire.
The retail, leisure and tourism destination, when complete, will include a 14-screen cinema, cycle hire, indoor trampoline and climbing facility as well as restaurants and access to some of the UK’s biggest high street shopping brands.
CA Roofing Services worked closely with main contractor Winvic to complete phase one which is focused on the retail side of the development. The team worked on multiple buildings throughout the complex including the three 70,000 sq ft terrace buildings, which make up the main shopping areas, and three 15,000 sq ft restaurant buildings, situated adjacent to the lake side.
Danny Nelson, Business Delivery Director for Winvic, explained: “This is a landmark project for Winvic. Rushden Lakes will house some of the most recognisable UK brands including Boots, Marks and Spencer, Next and Primark and our objective from the outset has been to deliver the highest quality work within the timeframe set by the client.
“This has meant working with partners, such as CA Roofing Services, who are experts in their field. Their involvement, from the outset, has been crucial in helping us to deliver outstanding results.”
Steven Forster, Sales and Estimating Director for CA Roofing Services, explained: “The various buildings, which make up phase one of Rushden Lakes, showcase a range of different skills. From standard, pre fab boxes serving as boat houses and stores, which have been transformed by wooden cladding to match their lakeside surroundings, to high end restaurant and cafe facilities which feature an abundance of glass, enabling diners to take in the view.”
“We have worked closely with Winvic for a number of years but this was the first time we have collaborated on a retail development. With such a high profile project, involving so many stakeholders, there were a number of priorities: ensure any bespoke design requirements made by the tenants were met, create a high end finish with attention to detail at every step and keep to the strict time scale which had been allocated. I am very pleased to say that we were able to tick all of these boxes - the team did an incredible job and the end product looks fantastic.”