Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM has been used as part of a multi-million pound project combining refurbished and newly-built elements to transform the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.
Pegasus has operated in East Oxford for 50 years, providing opportunities for young people to work with professional artists, creating and presenting new works by established and emerging performers and companies. Construction was overseen by main contractors Speller Metcalfe Ltd. and the building includes a new dance studio, workshop, café, meeting rooms and foyer, while also expanding the existing auditorium to provide a 135 seat flexible performing space.
Both the new and refurbished components of the theatre featured flat roofs and the challenge for project architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios was to find a solution which allowed excellent drainage while also enabling the building to gain an A rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). To help achieve this they specified over 300 square metres of Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM.
Kingspan Thermataper LPC/FM Systems are suitable for both refurbished and new-build projects and their wide range of facings allow them to be installed under most waterproofing and green roof systems. The System’s tapered insulated boards provide the required fall, facilitating high levels of rainwater run-off and avoiding the need to incorporate costly features such as structural falls in the building’s design.
Unlike wet trade solutions such as screed, Kingspan Thermataper Systems also require no drying time, enabling a simpler and faster installation, and with thermal conductivities as low as 0.022 W/m.K, the boards can minimise heat loss through the roof, helping projects to achieve the highest thermal performance standards.
Dave Price, Contracts Manager from Speller Metcalfe Ltd. discussed the project: “Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM provided excellent levels of drainage and contributed to achieving the desired U-values within the cost constraints of the project. One of the most interesting aspects of the theatre is the inspirational work that Pegasus does as an organisation, which benefits its members so greatly. By achieving an A rated EPC the building will help reduce their annual bills while also providing more facilities for the fund-raising activities needed to meet those costs”.
Pegasus helps over 1,300 young people take part in the arts every year. The workshops, studios and meeting rooms in the new theatre building can also be hired for public use. In addition to the insulating performance of Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM boards, the theatre also includes a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system (MVHR) and roof installed photovoltaic panels to help achieve its A rated EPC.