Woodhorn Colliery

APL tops the Woodhorn Colliery Experience

The new Woodhorn Northumberland Museum, Archives and Country Park is built on the site of the old Woodhorn Colliery and is a celebration of the traditions and lives of the old mining community.

The stunning new building was designed by RMJM Architects who are responsible for such diverse buildings as the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as the Gazprom HQ in St. Petersburg. It is undoubtedly the striking, sculptured roof structure, inspired by the mechanical cutting that once took place in the underground mines, which sets the building apart. This iconic roof formation, consisting of a dynamic fan configuration with blades set at exacting angles, certainly provides the Woodhorn 'Wow' factor.

The majority of the structural elements in this extraordinary roof assembly have been manufactured and provided by Architectural Profiles Limited of Reading who have built their reputation on the structural integrity of their roofing and cladding systems and the design opportunities that they make available to architects. At Woodhorn, APL have provided the Long Span Structural Deck, the Tritherm spacer system for the 250mm insulated cavity between roof deck and Standing Seam external roof.

APL are extremely pleased to have been specified for such a prestigious project and one which so clearly demonstrates the versatility of their products and systems.


Woodhorn Colliery Museum with its spectacular roof.