Roof Refurbishment – Clapham North Deep Shelter

The Clapham North shelter is used as the UK’s first underground hydroponic farm, to supply local produce around London. Due to the nature of the company, the client required a roof system which would provide long-term protection and improve thermal performance.

Product brief:

The Clapham North shelter, originally London Underground Tunnels, used as an air raid shelter in World War Two, was taken over in 2014 by the Zero Carbon Food company, co-directed by Michelin-Starred Chef Michel Roux Jr. The shelter is used as the UK’s first underground hydroponic farm, to supply local produce around London. Due to the nature of the company, the client required a roof system which would provide long-term protection and improve thermal performance. Proteus Waterproofing specified their high-performance Proteus Pro-System® Plus, incorporating Proteus Pro-Therm Insulation and finished with Proteus Pro-Living® Green Roof. As this system is cold installed and made in the UK, it minimised carbon foot print, meeting the client’s requirements and improving its green credentials.

Key Requirements: Health & Safety

When working in busy town centres, safety, low impact and noise is always of the utmost importance. Proteus Waterproofing’s liquid applied system Proteus Pro-System® Plus was selected due to it being cold installed, low odour and met all the client’s health and safety requirements to work on an occupied building. This allowed the Proteus Waterproofing Approved Contractor James Roofing Ltd. to work safely and with minimal disruptions to employees, residents and members of the public.

Key Requirements: Long Term Performance

Proteus Pro-System® Plus offers a low maintenance, durable waterproofing and protection solution for a range of new build and refurbishment applications. It is cold applied, eliminating the risk of fire and once cured, provides a completely seamless waterproof protection and has excellent UV stability, making it suitable to use in all climates. Proteus Pro-System® Plus forms a seamless, fully adhered membrane and is BBA Certified for 30 years.


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