Case Studies

Here we display British heritage sites across the UK, exceptional workmanship and properties of note, character, and distinction. We are a proud supplier of natural roof slate, and we work closely with EVERY customer to ensure you retain the characteristics of the site, without compromising quality and aesthetics.


Cambridge Military Hospital Renovation

Buy Roof Slate to supply Spanish slate to Weston Homes for Cambridge Military Hospital renovation.

The Cambridge Military hospital is rich in British history. Built-in 1879, its initial purpose was to house and treat the mentally ill and quarantine infectious diseases. Over the years, the hospital was in continuous development; new wings, wards, and technologies were introduced to treat patients and accommodate staff and family.

It didn’t, however, earn its status of “Military Hospital” until the first world war. The Cambridge Military Hospital was the first base hospital to receive injured soldiers directly from the Western front. Sufficed to say, this building played a pivotal role in the war and for that, we owe it only the best care and attention it duly deserves.

The restoration and conversion of this heritage site is to be carried out by Weston Homes PLC; an award-winning firm and industry leader in renovating and converting brownfield sites into residential developments, providing real homes for real people.

Buy Roof Slate Ltd has worked closely with Weston Homes to find the right slate for this project. Due to the rustic, yet elegant, nature of the property, a Spanish slate with A1-S1-T1 certification and no impurities which are susceptible to rusting was a must. The Proinor MX (A1-S1-T1 – 80 Year Guarantee) was proposed and approved towards the tail end of 2019. The project is expected to require in excess of 170,000 slates.

Heritage sites, such as the Cambridge Military Hospital, will undergo a restoration, not a change, so it’s important to retain the property’s character and rich history through meticulous material selection and vetting. Origin, longevity, environmental impact and aesthetics were the key points when choosing a slate, and the Proinor Spanish slate ticked all the right boxes.

Naturally, we are all very excited to see new life brought to this historic landmark. We will share updates on all progress made over the coming year.

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