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Kingspan Kooltherm Accommodates Baskerville House


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A major redevelopment of one of the landmark buildings in Birmingham, UK, to provide almost 200,000 sq ft of Grade A contemporary office accommodation, is benefiting from the superior thermal performance of soffit insulation from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm Krange.

10,764 sq ft (1,000 m2 ) of Kingspan Kooltherm® K10 FM Soffit Board, premium performance rigid thermoset insulation for structural ceilings, was used at Baskerville House on Centenary Square in the heart of Birmingham – a $37.5 million (£30 million) refurbishment project from The Targetfollow Group for which Alfred McAlpine was the lead contractor

Specialist subcontractor Aaronite Services Limited installed the Kingspan Kooltherm® K10 FM Soffit Board in the lower ground floor of the building, which houses 27 secure parking spaces.

Julian Witcomb from Aaronite said “We were extremely pleased that Alfred McAlpine Special Projects specified Kooltherm® K10 as we have used this product on numerous occasions and have always found it a good material to work with.”

Kingspan Kooltherm’s unrivalled thermal properties are a result of its premium performance, closed cell, CFC/HCFC-free rigid phenolic insulation core, which offers an R-value of 16 per 2 inches.

It resists both moisture and water vapor ingress and has outstanding fire and smoke performance.

Kingspan Kooltherm® K10 FM Soffit Board is manufactured to the highest standards under a management system certified to ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality Management Systems. Requirements), ISO14001: 2004 (Environmental Management Systems. Requirements), and OSHAS 18001: 2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems. Requirements). If correctly applied, Kingspan Kooltherm® K10 FM Soffit Board will last the lifetime of the building and provide reliable long term thermal performance that is unaffected by air movement.

The $37.5m (£30m) transformation of Baskerville House by developer Targetfollow, included the complete internal renovation of the building while its exterior has been returned to its original state. Formerly the site of the 18th century printer, John Baskerville’s manor house, Baskerville House was designed by T. Cecil Howit and constructed in the early 1930’s as a civic building. The building never became the city’s main civic center but did house council officials for many years but had become vacant when Targetfollow bought the property in 2000.