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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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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. 

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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).

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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. 

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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.

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