Pioneer Food Store, Carlisle – Roof Screen
The new flagship outlet of Pioneer Foodstore in Carlisle was built to a high specification with the aim of significantly extending their client base. The planning application had to meet the requirement for a screen to conceal the roof-top services and air-conditioning plant.
Italia-80V was proposed, which could be bent to a radius, to fulfil the vision for a semi-circular end to one side of the compound. The 2950mm high steel louvre panels were welded onto appropriately shaped RSA support rails at top and bottom, which were supplied with multiple holes for fixing to the posts to ensure perfect continuity of spacing. A double-leaf gate was also seamlessly incorporated by using a front fixing design.
Lang+Fulton worked closely with the architect at an early stage to advise on the fixing points for the posts which would carry the screen. This ensured that the thermal barrier and waterproof membrane could be wrapped up the footings for a neat and effective installation.
The panels and posts were hot-dip galvanized and polyester powder coated in grey RAL 7042 for a long-lasting finish.
Architect: Architects Plus
Main Contractor: Lambert-Gill Ltd