NSECH, Cramlington wins INCA Awards Project of the Year 2015

The NSECH project was recognised at the 2015 Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards. The project won the award for the Non Residential New Build Category and also picked up the coveted Project of the Year Award. In the words of the independent judging panel "the ambitious and striking finish of this project helped to set it apart from the other worthy winners".

Built by Lend Lease the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH) near Cramlington is the first of an innovative new model of emergency care facilities to be built throughout the UK. This new concept of hospital care has a clear outset goal - saving more lives and improving clinical outcomes for patients.

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect and the Design Team from Lend Lease to ensure the most suitable system specification was found that could meet the stringent requirements set out by both building control and the NHS, such as fire performance, whilst delivering the highest levels of aesthetic finish on such a large and challenging project. From the outset the Project Team required a system that could achieve a strong thermal performance to meet the projects goal of 0.19 W/m2k whilst providing a high quality finished white and blue smooth render that could achieve the complex design intent of the scheme. 19,000 m2 of Dryvit's Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system was installed directly onto a lightweight steel frame and sheathing board substrate. Completed: 2014.


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