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6 Great Marlborough Street

A Victorian mill transformed into CAT-B office space with a retrofit featuring premium performance roof insulation.

The Project

6 Great Marlborough Street forms part of Manchester’s rich industrial heritage. The five storey, red brick building was once part of the city’s thriving textile industry and sits within Little Ireland, the earliest area of Irish settlement within Manchester. Sheppard Robson’s sensitive restoration plans make a feature of the historic building fabric, exposing the original brickwork and beams internally, whilst incorporating more contemporary elements such as building services and modern windows. 

Products:
Kingspan Kooltherm K7 Pitched Roof Board, Kingspan Kooltherm K107 Pitched Roof Board
Location:
Manchester
Client:
Manchester Metropolitan University
The design team prepared the fit-out using the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s SKA Rating environmental assessment method – targeting a Silver rating certificate. As part of this process, they identified an opportunity to upgrade the thermal performance of the poorly insulated pitched roof. To minimise heat loss through the roof, Kingspan Kooltherm K7 and K107 Pitched Roof Board were installed.

Kingspan Kooltherm K7 and K107 Pitched Roof Board can achieve thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m·K and 0.018 W/m·K respectively. In combination with their low emissivity foil facing, this makes them amongst the most thermally efficient pitched roof insulation materials in common use. 

As the original roof slates have been retained, the boards were cut to size by hand and fitted between and below the existing roof rafters from inside the building. This premium specification allowed the target U-value to be met with the slimmest possible construction – maximising floor to ceiling heights in the top storey spaces.

Kingspan Kooltherm K7 and K107 Pitched Roof Board are produced under an integrated management system which is certified to the highest standards including ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality), ISO 14001: 2015 (Environmental), BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 (Health and Safety) and ISO 50001: 2011 (Energy). Their insulation core is manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Images: Manchester Metropolitan University ©
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