Fully curved soffit and bullnose system installed at the Amex Stadium
Fully Curved Soffit and Bullnose System
As a pioneer of the secret-fix bespoke eaves system, Bailey has become acutely aware of the need for a more modular approach for building construction in the interests of reducing site time for both safety and economic reasons.
Bailey’s expertise was unveiled in the fully curved soffit and bullnose system installed at the Amex Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. This £93 million stadium, has since won Best New Venue over other shortlisted venues. In addition to this, it has also won a Structural Steel Design Award and is receiving much attention nationally for its striking design.
In August 2011, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club fans celebrated the official opening of the American Express Community Stadium with its first competitive game.
The value engineered design Bailey supplied for this project used a three piece fascia soffit system which was fully supported by Bailey precision fabricated bracket system. The complete system created a bullnose perimeter that flowed around the roof shape. The support system was designed to enable the ‘build’ tolerances to be overcome in all directions thus avoiding having visible fixings and ensuring the smooth, curved appearance was maximised.
As innovators in architectural design the Bailey fully bespoke eaves system was adaptable to suit the requirements and architectural flair required to make this stadium sit comfortably in its rural location.