Cardiff Central Square
Safety for the "new gateway to the capital of Wales"
Stamisol has supplied Safe One, the UK’s mostadvanced breather membrane, for a key phase at Cardiff Central Square, aflagship development from Rightacres which is delivering new civic andrecreational space described as ‘a new gateway to the capital of Wales
Designed by Holder Mathias Architects, the Cardiff Transport Interchange building is integral to the connectivity which is fundamental to Rightacre’s vision for Cardiff Central Square. One of the largest developments undertaken in Cardiff city centre, the mixed-use project comprises 500,000 sq ft of new space, including the 14-bay bus interchange with a covered concourse, 318 apartments for the private rented sector and around 90,000 sq ft of contemporary open-plan offices.
ISG have been appointed as the main contractor overseeing the £89m project to construct the Cardiff Transport Interchange. ISG has been working with roofing and façade contractor, Britannia Site Solutions, on the installation of the Safe One breather membrane to provide high-performance water repellence combined with high water vapour permeability to control condensation within the building envelope. Safe One is the only breather membrane in the UK which combines a W1 rating for water tightness, breathability to BS5250 standards and a Euroclass A2 limited-combustible rating, going above and beyond the fire safety standards required under post-Grenfell building regulations.
Award-winning Stamisol Safe One Membrane A2 used for complete fire safety at Cardiff Transport Interchange building
The selection of Safe One for this project has enabled a remarkable transformation of a strategically important site. Safe One has raised the bar for all-round performance of breathing membranes and the system is increasingly being selected for high profile projects such as Cardiff Central Square. Architects, designers, contractors and installers value Safe One's A2 fire protection properties, which meet the stringent legislative requirements for façades, and its ability to meet these safety standards without compromising the breathability and water resistance that are essential to the core function of an open diffusion membrane.
PROJECT Mixed-use development I MAIN CONTRACTOR ISG I DEVELOPER Rightacres I PRODUCT Stamisol Safe One façade breather membrane Euroclass A2-s1,d0 I ARCHITECT Holder Mathias Architects