Primark Store, Rushden Lakes Retail Park

Project: Primark Store, Rushden Lakes Retail Park.

Products: Flexi access.

Services: Bespoke access solutions.

Roof build-up: Inverted roof design.


Pump House were recently approached by Woodward & Co (Environmental) Limited in Gloucestershire to supply a complete raised access solution around the rooftop building services at a new Primark Store in Northamptonshire.

Woodward’s, the mechanical services contractor on the project, had a number of air-handling units, a packaged plantroom and also a standby generator that required permanent access for maintenance purposes.

Following a thorough site survey by Pump House, we prepared detailed AutoCAD working drawings of this access proposal. Our drawings were then submitted to the project team for approval prior to manufacture start.

Once approved, the solution was manufactured in smaller landing modules which facilitated easier lifting by the installers on site. All modules were identified by number; which in-turn was cross referenced within an installation drawing we also supplied on the day. This simplified the installation on the roof which in-turn provided a fast unimpeded fitting of our solution.

All our access solutions are designed to comply with British Standards, and we automatically ensure all exposed sides are supplied with full handrail and kick plate where needed. To cater for the roof fall, we supplied as standard our M24 adjustable leg assemblies, together with our smaller 320mm2 feet.

All fixings are supplied by us, and our access solutions can be on site within 10 to 15 working days following approval of drawing(s).