Kingspan Kooltherm rainscreen board for mass spectrometry HQ

  • 28 Oct 2014

Facade insulation for the new Waters Corporation mass spectrometry headquarters in Wilmslow includes 20,000 m2 of Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board

Waters Corporation consolidated 4 existing sites in the local area to create the new 19,753 m2 facility

  • largest single site globally committed to the support and development of mass spectrometry systems
  • set in 37 acre of rural countryside and strong consideration was given to the protection of local wildlife and the provision of an energy efficient site

Vinci oversaw construction at the facility which includes an assembly plant, R&D labs, an office and sales and marketing facilities.

Mott MacDonald designed the facility to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating, and ensuring a high level of fabric performance was central to this.

FAâADE – Kingspan Kooltherm

120 mm Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was specified to insulate the building’s modern facade.

Kooltherm was the first insulation board for use in rainscreen cladding applications to achieve LABC System Approval.

  • suitable for use with a wide range of rainscreen systems
  • offers a thermal conductivity as low as 0.020 W/m.K,
  • helped achieve the required U-value with a minimal build-up thickness

FLAT ROOF _ Thermaroof and Thermataper

Installed a combination of Kingspan Thermaroof TR26 LPC/FM and Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM.

By combining a tapered fall and insulation in a single product, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM helped to speed up the installation process whilst preventing the potential issue of water ponding, which can reduce the lifespan of a roof.

Peter Austin, Lead Architect at Mott MacDonald: ñWe were extremely proud to work on this highly prestigious project. The Kingspan products not only met the key thermal performance requirements but also offered A and A+ BRE Green Guide ratings which were important for the BREEAM assessment.î

All three Kingspan products are certified ‘Very Good’ under the demanding BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard, allowing them to contribute towards the BREEAM Responsible Sourcing credit.

They are also manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero ODP and low GWP and offer outstanding fire performance with Class O rated cores as defined by the Building Regulations.

Kingspan Insulation,
Pembridge,
Leominster,
Herefordshire,
United Kingdom,
HR6 9LA

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