Approximate Size 2200 sq metres
Fabric Ferrari TX30 – Type 2
Fabric Supplier Serge Ferrari
The Client’s brief was to provide a lightweight fabric roof design solution to fit to the existing structural steel on the West grandstand. The existing structure was comprised of 14 rafters requiring 13 separate fabric panels and 2 wing panels at the North and South ends of the stand.
This project offered the opportunity to provide a modern, cost-effective roof solution fitting to existing steelwork. The existing roof need to be removed, new arches and donobraces installed and all existing steel repainted before we could start the insulation of the new fabric roof. No work was permitted during the NPC rugby completion therefore the organisation and sequencing of the various construction elements was of the upmost importance.
Due to the requirement to fit to the existing steel we came up with a fabric gutter system between each rafter to carry the rainwater from the canopies into the internal gutter at the rear of the stand. We also had to install leather boots at the interface of our fabric with the existing steel bracing struts and dress our fabric into the internal gutter at the rear of the stand.
This project recently won the OFPANZ 2023 award for Tension Structure Greater than 100 sq mtrs and also taking out the Supreme Award for 2023.