Project name: Riverside Meadow
Slate supplied: SIGA 32
Main contractor: David Wilson Homes
Roofing contractor: Roofrite Ltd (Shropshire)
Riverside Meadow is a newly developed collection of luxury private apartments and town houses. Designed by Keary Coles Design, a Leicester based housing designer, Riverside Meadow is on the banks of the River Severn in Shrewsbury, within close proximity of the town centre. It is situated on the former home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club – Gay Meadow as it was previously known, which opened in 1910 and was widely regarded as one of the most picturesque football grounds in the country. It closed in 2007 when Shrewsbury Town moved to their new stadium New Meadow.
The housing developer David Wilson Homes (part of the Barratt Homes Group) specified
4,000m2 of SIGA 32 slates for this particular development due to how its natural texture suited
the surroundings. Additionally SIGA 32 is one of the strongest, hardest Spanish slates
available with excellent durability.
Roofrite Ltd were ‘extremely impressed’ with quality of the slate, with availability or quality
never an issue throughout the lengthy project.
A major constraint that all contractors on site encountered was the tight access conditions. It took meticulous planning to overcome the delivery of materials, for which Roofrite liaised closely with SIG Roofing branches in the area. In addition, one block of the development was cranked in shape to compliment the curve of the railway line.
Specialist slaters were essential to carry out such technical slating detail. Despite the challenges contractors faced, all works were completed within the time schedules set by David Wilson Homes.