BULLRING Roof Structure – Phase 1

Refreshing an Iconic Roof Structure

Man working at height with harness.
Safety considerations are critical on a cleaning project of this nature

In early 2018 we were awarded the contract by Workman LLP on behalf of the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, to carry out cleaning and repainting works on the external roof structure of the building.

Phase 1 of the works involved cleaning and preparing the existing painted steel structure to the required St 2 and St 3 preparation standard, as specified by the specialist coatings supplier Sherwin Williams. Once preparation was completed to the specified standard Macropoxy C88 (an epoxy primer / build coating) was applied, followed by Acrolon C237 (an epoxy top-seal coating) to all cleaned and prepared areas.

For safe and secure access we used Youngman boards and fall arrest Mansafe systems.



  • Birmingham


  • Bullring Shopping Centre

Principal Contractor:

  • VariBlast Ltd


  • 12 Weeks

Completion Date:

  • 1st October 2018

Services Used:

  • St 2 & St 3 Surface Preparation

Materials Used:

  • SW Macropoxy C88 primer
  • SW Acrolon C237 top-seal