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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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The Signal, 91 Newington Causeway

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The Signal rises 22 storeys over one of the most exciting residential redevelopment areas in central south London. The building is the embodiment of contemporary urban living encompassing the ever growing demands of London’s home owners. Being one of the tallest new residential development in the area, it boasts stunning views across London – from Battersea Power Station to the west, over to the West End and then The City to the north and Canary Wharf in the east.

The buildings is located directly adjacent to the mainline railway and a lightweight alternative to stone was required to satisfy national rail health and safety requirements, whilst delivering the quality of façade outlined by the local planning department. The Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system was specified incorporating 50mm expanded polystyrene insulation and is finished with a bespoke Dryvit speciality TerraNeo finish.

The Signal will act as a catalyst for the total transformation of Newington Causeway. It is at the start of an array of hugely important landmark developments along this stretch. The façade of the building consists of sheathed lightweight steel frame clad with 3,600m2 of Dryvit Outsulation external wall insulation system (EWI). Completed 2014

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Baggy House - Devon

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

This private residence is a leading contemporary design by Hudson Architects and is located on an exposed cliff face on the Devonshire coast. The house has become one of the best-known and loved modern private houses in the UK. Though now around two decades old, so many of the principles developed for the house continue to be central to Hudson's approach to building and the house remains a key project in their practice's portfolio. The Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system has been installed over blockwork and finished the acrylic Sandpebble texture to provide a durable and clean cut façade. Area: 300sq meters. Completed: 1994.

Civic Trust Award 1996 

 


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NSECH - Cramlington

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

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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Premier Inn Sunderland

Category: Case study
Written by Super User

The development of the new Premier Inn in Central Sunderland provides the City with much needed hotel accommodation in line with the Councils regeneration goals. Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Faulkner Browns, and the Design Team from GB Group to ensure the most suitable system specification was found that could meet the requirements set out by both Building Control and the Client. 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 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. 1,500m2 of the Outsulation insulated render system installed. Completed 2014. 

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