Raising roof at FA centre

Natural light: The fall protection system
Natural light: The fall protection system
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Roof safety and building façade access specialist Rostek-UK, has installed the fall protection system for the intricately designed roof above the indoor pitch at the FA’s £100 million National Football Centre near Burton upon Trent.

Sheffield-based, Rostek-UK was awarded the contract by construction group Bowmer & Kirkland and had to design bespoke components to secure the handrail and cable-based safety system for the membrane covered roof, which allows natural light to illuminate the pitch.

Rostek, managing director Dave Uttley, said: “It is great to be involved in a project that puts our design and installation skills to the test. We also feel privileged to be a part of the team that is helping to build such fantastic facilities to help improve English football from grass roots level through to the national teams.”