Premium performance rigid phenolic insulation manufactured by market leader Kingspan Insulation was chosen for part of the prestigious Canary Wharf development, London.
Canary Wharf Group plc is responsible for the redevelopment of this truly unique business and shopping development that currently comprises over 30 completed buildings and over 200 shops, bars and restaurants and 20 acres of landscaped open space.
The Canary Wharf estate has excellent transport links: Two Docklands Light Railway stations, an underground station on the jubilee line, bus stops and five public car parks in addition to car parking below the office buildings.
Sharpfibre Ltd installed approximately 3,400 m2 of Kingspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board* to thermally insulate between the B1 car park level and the ground floor of the new building known as 5 Churchill Place designed by architects HOK International.
Gareth Dean, Sales & Marketing Director for Sharpfibre Ltd said "The soffit insulation originally specified was a mineral fibre product. However, we proposed a change in the specification based on our experiences of the reduced weight, thickness and resultant installation advantages of Kingspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board. The combination of these and the site specific consideration also resulted in a commercial advantage to using the K10 Soffit Board."
Kingspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board can be fixed directly to a concrete soffit, a quick fix solution which produces significant savings in time and cost compared to other materials.
Kingspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board is a premium performance rigid phenolic board, designed for use under structural ceilings (soffits). The lightweight product achieves a thermal conductivity as low as 0.021 W/m.K and addresses the stringent safety requirements of a public building with a Class O / low risk fire rated insulation core and negligible smoke obscuration. The product is also unaffected by air infiltration and is resistant to the passage of water vapour. Kingspan Insulation offers an extensive range of insulation solutions for both newbuild and refurbishment projects. Specifiers, stockists and contractors are supported with a comprehensive and free technical advisory service.
* Please note that Kingspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board is no longer available for specification. Instead please refer to the lower-lambda Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Soffit Board.