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Abertay University in Dundee required new student accommodation, providing the standard and facilities expected by students today.
These large buildings needed to look attractive, they also needed to be built quickly and to a strict budget, whilst also complying with all the health and safety regulations required of large occupancy buildings.
Bio Base Europe
The training centre for Bio Base Europe needed to be a leading centre, not only for bio-training but also for sustainability. The requirements for the building were that it was visually striking and very thermally efficient. Kingspan's insulated panels met both of those criteria.
Broadaxe Business Park in Powys was a new site of industrial units commissioned by the Welsh Development Agency. The aim was to create a fresh, modern look whilst also fitting in with the existing buildings on the site.
Castle College was created for Highfields as an Automotive & Engineering Training Centre. It needed to be a functional and energy efficient building as well as having a striking appearance. The images are courtesy of Redshift Photography.
The Blue Planet building near Newcastle-under-Lyme is a £50m logistics centre in North Staffordshire. Delivering a sustainable building was a priority and so through the efforts of the developers and Kingspan, it has become the first ever building to achieve a BREEAM “Outstanding” rating. All images courtesy of Gazeley.
A 1970’s office building in Watford was in need of a modern face lift to revive its look, improve its energy efficiency and make it more comfortable and attractive to tenants. Our modern, sleek Optimo panels provided the perfect solution to deliver all these requirements.
The architects for this new office building in Ohio wanted to create a striking design incorporating a number of curved walls. The time scales were very demanding and our panels were the perfect solution to deliver the desired effect within the deadline.
Dandirri Contact Centre
The Contact and Communications Centre at Dandirri in Queensland Australia needed to be an interesting, modern looking building, with excellent sustainability credentials. Our RW panels were perfect for providing the desired look for the roof and the walls and satisfied all the sustainability requirements.
Dunbrody Visitor Centre
The Dunbrody visitor centre in New Ross has been transformed with a new, €1.3 million extension, allowing a deeper insight into the history of Irish emigration to America. The 800m2 extension which overhangs the River Barrow, makes full use of Kingspan Benchmark’s Ceramic Granite facade to provide the building with a striking final exterior.
The Klasén Bil car showroom in Sweden needed a contemporary look with materials which would deliver excellent thermal and fire performance. A combination of two Kingspan panels provided all these elements.
Lavenham Fen Farm
Massive rises in energy bills over recent years have made the refrigeration and storage of produce an increasingly costly part of modern farming. The owners of Lavenham Fen Farm in Cambridgeshire, however, are proving that this need not be the case, using Kingspan’s Roof PowerPanel Modules to slash bills from the farm’s two potato storage buildings.
Lloyds Court, Newcastle
The prestigious Lloyds Court building in Newcastle underwent a £6.2m refurbishment to turn it into modern office and retail premises. By using the Kingspan Tile Support System, traditional materials could be used in modern way.
Mill Street Student Accommodation
The typical student accommodation can be run-down Victorian houses or dreary 1970s apartment blocks, so when designing a new apartment block for Leeds students, Halliday Clark wanted a new, fresh, eye-catching design that would create a real point of difference around the city. Kingspan panels offered the perfect product which could embody the style and colour that the architects had envisaged.
40,000 m2 of corrugated asbestos make way for insulated roof panels for an oak furniture manufacturer in Holland.
The famous oak furniture specialist Charles Mintjens from Westmalle produces and stores quality furniture
and materials on an impressive site of 35 hectares, of which 14.5 hectares are covered buildings.
140,000 m2 of the roof was covered with corrugated asbestos cement, which required several processes to make way for a new and modern roof construction with insulated roof panels.
Morrisons’ has a strategy for environmental management focusing on cutting carbon and preventing waste in its stores. So for its new Illingworth supermarket the construction requirements prioritised energy conservation features and energy production capability.
Morrisons’ South West Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) is a 59 acre goods facility at Bridgwater in Somerset, that uses innovative solar PV and insulated panel technology from Kingspan Insulated Panels to create one of Europe’s most energy efficient logistics facilities.
Over 4500m2 of Topdek from Kingspan have been installed on the roof of a new Morrisons store in Ordsall, Manchester, forming a key part of a multi-million pound regeneration program in the area.
NCP car park
The new 794-space, multi-storey NCP car park in Bolton Town Centre utilised Kingspan Insulated Panels to create colour interest and deliver a reduced carbon footprint.
A warehouse was required for a business in North Wales which was situated in a conservation area. There were also strict timescales for construction and the building needed to blend into exisiting surroundings. Thermabrick provided the perfect solution, costing the same as a brick and block construction but with a completion date of 19 days earlier.
NRA Service Station
The first motorway services stations in Ireland needed to be modern, functional and robust. There were three sites with six buildings in total, all needing to provide modern facilities with an aesthetically appealing design.
Kingspan panels provided the right look and ease of constuction, whilst also giving peace of mind that the high levels of insulation and fire performance easily met the requirements of the site.
St John's Academy
Perth & Kinross Council, within their design requirements, recommended that their new community campuses be designed to a high standard with a clear community focus and a unity and identity. The North Inch Community Campus and St John’s Academy also wanted light, bright teaching areas with excellent insulation and long-term guarantees on performance.
Tesco in Maynooth
Tesco's flagship store in Maynooth, Country Kildare is the largest in Eire and so it needed to be visually welcoming with high performance products that would be easy and quick to install. A wide range of Kingspan products were used to create the finished effect, including the Woodtherm on the walls from the Benchmark range and the Topdek on the roof.
The Savoy Hotel
The prestigious and world-reknown hotel The Savoy in London has undergone a £multi-million refurbishment and has now opened its doors again to the public.
The new hotel wanted to retain its traditional glamour but benefit from the advances in the latest construction methods and materials. Sustainable construction, improved efficiency and better thermal performance were all elements that Kingspan could offer to the new building.
Based just two miles from Birmingham city centre, Zip, a leading supplier of linen and workwear to hotels and restaurants wanted to double its factory and laundry space. The company had a number of stipulations for their new purpose-built base, including low maintenance and sustained performance in high humidity conditions. Two of our innovative products were perfect for the requirements: Longspan for the walls and Lo-pitch for the roof.
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