Kingspan Architectural Facades Systems Project - Saint Priest FR Image

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Kingspan Light + Air reveals their new Head Office, built using QuadCore Evolution Recess and Dri-Design rainscreen facade.

The Project

The new adult day care centre in Queensferry, Hwb Cyfle, replaces an older centre to provide a new state of the art facility. By using QuadCore Karrier system with Dri-Design rainscreen facade the new building is both aesthetically welcoming and extremely functional. QuadCore within the Karrier system offers a lightweight substructure with a 40-year structural and thermal warranty and exceptional U-values - offering comfort and assurance for decades to come. 

Dri Design and QuadCore Karrier and Evolution Axis
Saint-Priest, France
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January 2019, Kingspan Light + Air opened their the new head office located in Saint-Priest in France’s Rhône department. Now the 300 plus employees enjoy a fantastic new facility that covers over 30,000m2 (28,000m2 in warehouse space and 2,000m2 in offices) and brings together all the company's departments. The facility uses Kingspan Facades Dri-Design and QuadCore Evolution.
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The new Kingspan Light + Air site was designed using many of the wider Kingspan Group's construction solutions. The aim is to make this head office a real demonstration of high-level performance, in terms of comfort, technical performance and respect of the environment, and to show Group’s ability to offer a comprehensive solution for the building envelope. 

Two advanced core insulation types were used
  1. QuadCore, a new generation of insulated panel incorporated into the QuadCore Evolution Recess.
  2. Kooltherm, a high-performance insulating board.

Lighting in the industrial part, was provided by the solution Smart-Lite Kite.
The new head office has a ‘Very Good’ level of BREEAM certification. The approach ensures respect of the environment from the design phase and throughout the building’s lifecycle. Nine themes are taken into account: management; health and well-being; energy, water and waste management; access to sustainable modes of transport; materials used; impact of the project on the site; pollution in the surrounding environment.

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