As part of a £57million PFI construction programme, a consortium, led by Kier and including architects BDP, are building and refurbishing nine existing fire stations across London that will target a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
Following thermal models of the buildings there were areas identified as being at risk of overheating and thermal discomfort for the occupants. After design meetings with both Kier and BDP the ThermaCool ceiling tile was specified as it addressed both the thermal comfort performance and acoustic performance requirement they were looking for from a single product solution.
Part of a complete refurbishment of the councils existing offices to accommodate further office space and facilities. There is a continual interest from the council to investigate and where possible incorporate new energy efficient technologies that provide performance at a reasonable cost.
Having looked at various options the ThermaCool ceiling tile ticked both these boxes and following design meetings with the council’s energy manager and senior architectural consultant around 150m² of ThermaCool Caprice Light Textured tiles were installed.
Having been introduced to ThermaCool through the company he worked for, Mr Christian Wagner saw the potential of ThermaCool for an energy efficient, new build residential development that he was designing in the Isle of Lewis.
Due to a large area of glass façade there was an issue of overheating that needed to be addressed and the ThermaCool Panel met both the performance and construction requirements for the project. The project was selected by the Scottish Government and awarded the Outer Hebrides Design Award 2012 – Commendation for Sustainability.