Kingspan TEK sports centre is fit for King's

Education Thu, Oct 17, 2019 1:40 PM

Sudents at the renowned King’s College School in Cambridge are enjoying 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 considered too small for the older pupils.

To address this, they chose to demolish a small, underused building to make room for the new Centre. The building work, overseen by Barnes Construction, provides a range of facilities including a multi-purpose hall, aerobic/dance studios and full changing facilities.

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 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 rapidly 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 of Autumn 2018.

The manufacturing facility where the panels are produced carries both FSC (FSC-C109304) and PEFC Chain of Custody certification. As standard, the OSB/3 facing of all Kingspan TEK panels is PEFC certified.

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