VMZINC roof for Unesco World Heritage site

As part of Austin Smith Lord’s design for the full renovation of Liverpool Central Library, the original zinc roof of the Picton Reading Room, dating from 1879 has been replaced. 800m2 of VMZINC® QUARTZ-ZINC PLUS® was installed over much of the 135-year old boarding, a combination of batten cap and standing seam panels being used to satisfy English Heritage requirements for the Unesco World Heritage Site. Original details were replicated with the help of VM ZINC’s heritage service in a design which has provided an energy-efficient, sustainable 5-storey building to replace those built in the 50s and 70s.