Standing Seam roof and Louvre profile for new Foyle Arena .

The stunning new Foyle Arena in Derry is a masterpiece of metal envelope construction. Designed by Samuel Stevenson & Sons architects, the arena houses multiple sports facilities including a 25m swimming pool, mountaineering training and full size football pitches.

The roofs were formed in APL StrongBak™ Structural Framing System. The main roof areas were then clad with an APL Standing Seam roof profile which also acted as the acoustic ceiling to accommodate the noise levels that a sports hall would be experiencing. An APL aluminium PPC Louvre profile was also provided for the walls of the swimming pool areas.

In all APL provided over 10,000 m2 of Standing Seam profile and StrongBak™ for the roofs, working closely with Samuel Stevenson at the design stage to ensure the specified criteria was achieved both in building performance and budget.