Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK sports centre is fit for King’s

  • 11 Sep 2019

Students at the renowned King’s College School in Cambridge are getting active in their new Sports & Cultural Centre, constructed with the use of the offsite Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels.

The school previously lacked a dedicated indoor sports area, with the existing assembly hall deemed too small for the older pupils.

To address this, they chose to demolish a small, underused building, in order to make room for the new Centre.

The building work, overseen by Barnes Construction, provides a whole host of facilities, including a multi-purpose hall, aerobic/dance studios and full changing facilities.

Kingspan TEK

To minimise heat loss from the building, Hollins Architects and Surveyors specified 172 mm Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels to be installed within the structural frame by Mcveigh Offsite.

Rob Marsh-Feiley, from Hollins Architects and Surveyors, discussed the specification: “The basic principles of this design with respect to sustainability were based on achieving the highest level of insulation and ensuring the overall building fabric is as efficient as possible, rather than relying on renewable energy generation. The Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels fitted well within these principles.”

Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels are high performance structural insulated panels (SIPs), which comprise a rigid insulation core between two layers of OSB/3. The panels also feature a unique jointing system, which helps to reduce air loss through the walls of the structure.

Mcveigh Offsite fabricated the panels to the project’s specifications at their production site. They were then delivered following a carefully-scheduled programme – minimising disruption at the active school location.

The lightweight SIPs were speedily installed inbound of the steel frame by a small team of site operatives. The accurate, offsite manufacturing approach ensured minimal alterations were required during the fit-out, keeping the project on schedule for its completion deadline.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Kestrel

Neilson’s is Kestrel’s latest Joiner-y in Scotland

One of Scotland’s most vibrant builder’s merchants, Neilson’s Joinery Superstore, in Glasgow, is celebrating its third birthday by becoming a Kestrel stockist.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Pop Up Power Supplies

ASSA ABLOY Door Group spotlights Project Engineering team

ASSA ABLOY Door Group is spotlighting its Project Engineering team, which boasts a wealth of expertise in offering premium opening solutions.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Doors, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Posts, Recruitment, Security and Fire Protection

Jack Aluminium

Jack Aluminium's JD47 system at pharmaceutical company

Jack Aluminium’s JD47 system has once again showed its incredible versatility, being used for a bonded double door set at the headquarters of one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Doors, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection