The safety scaffold platform was created for out of service hours to enable rooflights to be replaced and installed.
Rook is pleased with how such an ambitious refurbishment project has come together. As a contractor, working with VELUX Commercial has been a very successful collaboration.
“These guys have done a good job, ProRail and Almere Centrum are very satisfied with the results. Execution of the project progressed well, even though tasks weren’t easy. On a public building project such as this, you gain more and more insight as it progresses, and you learn, work can always be approached and done differently.”
Glass panes weighing 80kg were installed manually or via a crane; a large scale repaint of a steel exterior was incorporated into refurbishment plans scheduled 18 months before the project began.
Why choose VELUX Commercial?
“I’ve been working at ProRail for forty years and in this sector, you must comply with certain rules, which VELUX Commercial is also very proficient at. They deliver on their promise and have company engineers who are certified and possess a Digital Safety Passport. This is a requirement to work on any ProRail site. Everything is as it should be, once one rooflight was installed, and a second, third, well, things began to run like a well-oiled machine.”
Rook considers VELUX Commercial to have been part of West’s thought process as primary project contractor. If the client asked for something different, Rook took input from West’s chosen rooflight partners.
“Buildings adjacent to the station had two additional storeys added,” Rook said, “this meant that the solar panels on the south side of Almere Centrum’s roof would produce 18 percent less energy, this was due to shadowing from these new storeys being built. VELUX Commercial worked with us to solve the problem and came up with a very good plan, even if ProRail chose a different path, our rooflight partners were on hand to work on finding a solution.”