The Quay to success

ROOFING and cladding specialist Curtis Moore scooped a trio of gongs at this year’s Kalzip Teamkal Network Awards.

Part of the annual Teamkal Conference, a special event for the Kalzip aluminium standing seam and wall cladding system installer network, the awards seek to recognise the approved companies that have installed Kalzip products across a number of categories.

Glasgow-based Curtis Moore picked up the award for Teamkal Contractor of the Year along with the Best Refurbishment Project in Kalzip award for its work on the Odeon Cinema and Hollywood Bowl at Springfield Quay in Glasgow. The firm also received a Highly Commended award in the Best Kalzip Project Under 1500m2 category for the redevelopment of Brodick Ferry Terminal in Arran.

Ashleigh Thomson, business development director at Curtis Moore, described winning the top award of the night as “phenomenal”.

“We joined Teamkal around five years ago and in that short space of time we’ve completed some fantastic and challenging standing seam projects that helped us to become this year’s Contractor of the Year.  As a company, we’re extremely proud to pick up the top award which recognises the hard work our team has put in to trying to establish the business as a Teamkal contractor,” she told Project Scotland.

“We truly believe that Kalzip is the best standing seam product in the market and with the types of projects and sectors Kalzip are specified on such as nuclear, energy from waste, aviation facilities, Ministry of Defence and education, these large complex environments are exactly the types of projects we thrive on.

“Having the ability to work successfully in these sectors using a quality product such as Kalzip makes us stand out as there are only a few of us who are able to deliver projects of that scale, in tough environments, to a high quality. We will promote Kalzip whenever possible as using a great quality system that everyone knows and trusts working in a variety of sectors is key to our success.”

L-R: James Keery, regional operations manager; Ashleigh Thompson, business development director; Alex Miller, operations director

Ashleigh explained that several factors were taken into consideration to determine the winner of the award including the number of projects carried out with Kalzip, feedback from main contractors, how a firm actively pursues project leads and encourages clients to use Kalzip products when possible, as well as the promotion of projects on social media.

Curtis Moore’s work on the Odeon Cinema and Hollywood Bowl refurbishment in Glasgow presented several challenges for the firm including carrying out work on an active site, as both the cinema and the car park surrounding the site remained open throughout. Curtis Moore also acted as principal contractor on the project.

Ashleigh explained, “The project involved the removal of the existing external profiled sheets, bringing that to the ground and replacing with the new insulation and aluminium Kalzip system. We used a cordoned off area within the active car park and site rolled the Kalzip sheets because they were 53.5 metres long, so it would have been too long to deliver. All the Kalzip sheets were site rolled within the car park and then we had to use a 500-tonne crane to load the sheets onto the roof.”

The company’s work on the Brodick Ferry Terminal in Arran involved the installation of new Kalzip standing seam roof on behalf of contractor George Leslie Ltd.

Ashleigh said, “The aim of that project is to maintain and enhance the lifeline ferry services between Arran and mainland Scotland for the next 60 years, including a new two berth pier adjacent to the existing pier and an extension of the number of ferry services during the summer and we were conducting the new terminal building and the covered walkway, which would increase the marshalling areas and car parking.”

Ashleigh added, “We’re extremely proud to be awarded Kalzip Contractor of the Year; it’s testament to how the company has progressed and developed since its inception. We’ve been operating for almost 18 years now but in that time, Curtis Moore has become one of the UK’s leading roofing and cladding specialist contractors. Kalzip has helped to bring us into different, more challenging sectors as well as installing more complex projects and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Kalzip going forward.”