University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is developing the manufacturing solutions of tomorrow at its new, RIBA award winning research facility featuring pipe and duct insulation from Kingspan Industrial Insulation.

The Project

The Advanced Manufacturing Building has been designed by Bond Bryan and acts as a stylish gateway to the university’s Jubilee Campus. Inside, there are a range of teaching spaces, laboratories and workshops fitted out with cutting-edge production technologies for automation, precision manufacturing and 3D printing.

Project Architect, James Woodhouse, commented: “This has been a fantastic team effort and a joy to see this project come to fruition. We are all thrilled with the result and believe that this will help to shape the future of the UK manufacturing sector.”

GF Tomlinson oversaw construction of the 9,000 m2 building which has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. To optimise the performance of building services, over 7000 metres of Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation was installed on pipework across the building. Kingspan Therma Duct was also used to insulate external ductwork on the flat roof of the research building. As with all external applications, Gill Insulation also installed Stucco Ventclad around the lagged ductwork with aluminium angle corners to shield it from the effects of wind and sunlight. 

Kooltherm Pipe Insulation, Therma Duct Insulation
Insulation Contractor:
Gill Insulation
Bond Bryan

The big advantage with Kooltherm Pipe Insulation is you can keep thicknesses to a minimum without any trade off in performance. That reduction in size can make a real difference when you’re working in tight service spaces. Our experienced team were able to complete a streamlined fit-out process on the Advanced Manufacturing Building. As ever, Kingspan were on hand to provide any technical support when we required it.

Richard Drew, Group Managing Director, Gill Insulation


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