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Fitzroy Place

A stylish development in the heart of London is the latest project to benefit from Kingspan’s premium performance Kooltherm Pipe Insulation.

The Project

Fitzroy Place has been constructed on the 3-acre site of the old Middlesex Hospital. The original site was completely flattened aside from the chapel and sections of the original Victorian façade. This gave developers, Exemplar and Aviva Investors, a blank canvas on which to create the new mixed-use estate. Sheppard Robson and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands prepared the ambitious design which includes 235 private apartments, 54 affordable homes, two office buildings, restaurant and retail spaces.

The estate, constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine, has been designed with a focus on detail and quality which extends to the energy performance of the development. The domestic elements of the site achieve an enhanced level of energy efficiency when compared with the Building Regulations, whilst the office blocks hold a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. To ensure building services performed as efficiently as possible, the Kingspan Kootherm Pipe Insulation System was installed on hot and cold water pipework throughout the development.

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation, Kooltherm Insulated Pipe Support Inserts
Sheppard Robson and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Sir Robert McAlpine
PM Insulation and KAG Insulation

Building services

With industry leading thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m·K, Kooltherm Pipe Insulation provided a slim-line solution for reducing heat transmission from the pipework. This gave the installers more room to work when fitting the product in tight areas and allowed the clean, high quality aesthetic of the internal spaces to be maintained.

Kingspan Kooltherm Insulated Pipe Supports were also installed as part of the Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System. Independent thermal analysis has shown that these supports can reduce heat loss from pipework by a factor of ten when compared with wooden block supports. As a result, the product should help to further improve the overall energy performance of buildings across the development.

The Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation System is the first pipe insulation product to attain BDA Agrement® certification under the scheme. It is also the only pipe insulation to hold a national LABC Warranty and LABC Registered Detail. This can help to streamline the Building Control checking and approvals process, saving project costs and time. Additionally, it has also been awarded a best-in-class Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certificate, recognising it as outstanding material according to the VOC Indoor Air Quality emissions regulations.

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