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Connell Sixth Form College

Category: Case study
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Part of the Beswick Community Hub master plan, Connell Sixth-Form College will accommodate 600 students (16 to 19-year-olds). The project has been approved and is being funded by the Department for Education, and the college will be part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Aedas, and the Design Team from Laing O Rourke to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark. The most suitable system specification was identified to meet the requirements set out by both Building Control and the client.

Building Control stipulated that as this is an education building the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation Plus system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this mixed use development. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .21W/m2K.

A moisture drained system was also specified to meet the architect’s robust specification and finished with Dryvit’s Sandpebble Texture in China White, which incorporated the PMRB finish. This was chosen for its Proven Mildew and Dirt Pick up Resistant properties. Completed September 2014.

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The Rock, Bury

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The Rock, Bury is a mixed use retail and residential scheme comprising over 500,000 ft2 of retail accommodation within five separate buildings in Bury Town centre. The scheme included ‘anchor’ department stores for both Debenhams & Marks and Spencer, over sixty other retail units, a 10 screen cinema, a 24 lane bowling and entertainment centre, 8 restaurant units, over four hundred residential apartments and a 1,250 space multi storey car park.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, BDP, and the Design Team from Laing O Rourke to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark. The most suitable system specification was identified that could meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, the client and NHBC. With the building height in excess of 18 meters it is classified by Building Control as a high rise building and therefore the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation and Outsulation Rail system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant BR 135 classification and LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this mixed use development. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .21W/m2K, Sandpebble Texture finish in a Moonlight Grey which incorporated the PMRB finish this was chosen due to its proven Mildew and Dirt pick up resistant properties. Completed October 2010.

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Streatham Hub

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Streatham Hub is breathing new life into Streatham’s bustling high street. The mixed-used development comprises of 250 apartments, a 60,000 sqft retail Tesco store and 540 parking spaces.

Another successful project specified by Michael Aukett Architects.

A total of 3,400m2 of Dryvit Outsulation Rail external wall insulation (EWI) system was installed. The Outsulation Rail insulated render system was fixed over SFS and cement particle board, PMRB finish in a Sandpebble Fine texture was used in the colour China White. 

As the Dryvit Outsulation Rail system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) core held the relevant BR 135 classification and LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame substrate it was well placed to meet their requirements whilst delivering a scope of specification which satisfied the projects design intent in terms of thermal performance, aesthetics and cost – making it the most suitable option for the works. With the building height in excess of 18 meters it is classified by Building Control as a high rise building and therefore the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. Completed November 2013. 

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Aberdeen Aquatics Centre

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

Built by Graham Construction and opened in May 2014, the Aberdeen Aquatic Centre builds on the success of the £28M Aberdeen Sports Village which opened in August 2009. The centre is a partnership between Aberdeen University, Aberdeen City Council and Sport Scotland. 

The Aquatic Centre includes a 50m Olympic size swimming pool, a 25m x 16.5m diving pool with a 10 m high board and the latest technology in water cushioning systems, seating for 600 spectators, a health suite, and a bridge connection to other areas of the Aberdeen Sports Village complex. Whilst the centre allows Aberdeen to host national and international aquatics competition, it is primarily a community facility to which everyone has access.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Faulkner Browns, and the Design Team from Graham Construction to meet the requirement for a system that could provide a crisp white finish for the internal elevations to underpin the projects design intent. There was also a requirement for the finish coat and render materials to be robust enough to perform in such a humid environment. 

After review the Dryvit ACR 200 system was specified as its wide array of texture and finish options met the design team’s requirements while the system possessed the necessary technical performance criteria for a pool environment. The system was installed onto a lightweight steel frame substrate that had been sheathed with a dimensionally stable render carrier board. 

Dryvit worked closely throughout the installation phase with Main Contractor and Specialist Installer to ensure that the system was installed in line with Dryvit technical guidelines and the highest possible levels of finish quality were achieved.

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Bournville College

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The brand new £66 million Bournville College campus in Birmingham was designed by international architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan, and built by national contractor Shepherd Construction for developer St Modwen. The new 250,000 sq ft building and 4.2 acre campus has capacity for 15,000 students and has been designed as an assertive building to redefine the image of the College, maximise the potential of the landmark site and, as the first part of a wider masterplan and ensure the campus is a bold catalyst in the redevelopment and regeneration of the wider Longbridge area. 

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Broadway Maylan, and the Design Team from Shepherd Construction Western Division to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark. Dryvit's Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system was selected with the PMRB Sandpebble Texture finish in a bespoke Bourneville Blue Colour. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .20W/m2K.

As the Dryvit Outsulation insulated render system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant BR 135 classification and LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client St Modwen requirements for insurer approval. With the building height in excess of 18 meters it is classified by Building Control as a high rise building and therefore the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. Completed September 2011. 

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