The Pines Primary School

The Pines Primary School has been purpose built to provide a flexible, adaptable and sustainable space for education, featuring premium performance rainscreen insulation.

The Project

The purpose-built structure, designed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has been carefully planned to meet today’s educational demands, cope with changes in the future and reduce the environmental impact of the school. The new building has been constructed by contractors, Morgan Sindall Construction, and offers specialist classrooms, practical areas and administration facilities, with the flexibility for growth as the school’s pupil intake increases. 

Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board
Bury St Edmunds
Building Owner:
Suffolk County Council
Concertus Design & Property Consultants
Morgan Sindall Construction
Sustainability needed to be considered early in the design so best practice could be embraced before, during and beyond the construction phases to reduce the immediate and long-term environmental impact of the new school.

Concertus Design & Property Consultants
All new school developments in Suffolk require adoption of a sustainable building approach and building materials were carefully chosen to both meet the design requirements and ensure maximum efficiency for the building’s life cycle. The school was designed to target a wall U-value of 0.19 W/m²·K, meeting best practice requirements.

To ensure the new building achieved a high level of thermal performance, 1600 m² of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was installed in a 50 mm thickness. The external wall insulation helps to create a more comfortable learning environment , which can inspire and stimulate.

Utilising Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board within the façade system flexibility in the design process, as it is suitable for use behind a range of cladding options, including the timber façades chosen for the school, whilst maintaining the high levels of insulation required for the project.

The Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board features a fibre-free rigid thermoset phenolic core and offers thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m·K. This allowed the U-value to be met with a slim external wall construction.

Images: Morgan Sindall

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