Major Distribution Centre – Barcelona

Project success despite the ongoing global pandemic and Brexit

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A global pandemic and Brexit couldn’t stop JUTA UK from delivering GP® TITANFLEX® XL across the continent for the first of two major distribution centres in Barcelona.

Products used:

TITAN

GP® TITANFLEX XL

  • Material:
    GP® TITANFLEX XL

    Volume:
    20,000 m2

  • Date:
    June 2021

  • Specialist Installer:
    OREMAG

  • Verification and sign-off:
    JUTA UK

A high-profile international construction company approached JUTA UK earlier this year to supply 20,000 m2 GP® TITANFLEX® XL and accessory components for a project in Barcelona.

GP® TITANFLEX® XL is an extremely robust gas and hydrocarbon barrier; it’s a multilayer membrane designed specifically to perform as a protection system against methane, carbon dioxide, radon, ground gas, VOC, moisture and hydrocarbons. The membrane is 1.0 mm thick and 2 m wide, supplied in lengths of 50 m. For this specialist project it was utilised as a damp proofing membrane with enhanced resistance to the passage of harmful chemicals and ground gases.

GP® TITANFLEX® XL was chosen due to it being a robust and already proven and sustainable solution for the site – allowing safe remediation of the site, and development works. The project took approx. one month to complete and included complex steel frame connections and a loading bay sealing.

JUTA UK assisted with the product selection and relevant justifications taking place throughout the design process. As well as attending site meetings JUTA UK provided construction issue drawings and periodically inspected the site during the install. Once completed JUTA UK was able to sign-off on the installation providing certificates of conformance.

Although working practices in Spain did slightly differ to that in the UK, the JUTA UK team managed to overcome any language barriers. Our Spanish installation consultants were in place throughout the project, always on hand to translate during client meetings and consultations.

Despite a global pandemic and transport issues presented by Brexit, the material was delivered ahead of schedule. JUTA UK ships internationally regularly, from bases in central Europe (CZ) and the UK. Brexit provided additional challenges in the form of paperwork and some slight border delays, however JUTA UK ensured that the site teams had everything they needed to fulfil the project in one shipment, serviced directly from their manufacturing warehouse in the UK.

Patrick Flood, Technical Director for JUTA UK was pleased with how the project was delivered overall, he said: “We were delighted to be able to support this global giant with their latest commercial site in Barcelona. The design was complex, and it was operationally challenging, but not beyond our capabilities, and the OREMAG installation team were a pleasure to deal with. Despite the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic and Brexit we were still able to successfully complete the project ahead of the projected time frame”.