Emirates Air Line

Kingspan tapered roofing insulation was installed for London’s first cable car system.

The Project

A consortium of experts, headed by design and build contractor, Mace, was charged with delivering the Emirates Air Line within a tight schedule.

Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM was installed for the project, London’s first cable car system spanning the River Thames with stations at Greenwich and the Royal Docks.

London, UK
Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Transport for London

Insulating a flat roofed design

1,209m2 of high performance Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM insulation was supplied to form part of the Emirates Air Line’s terminal roofs. The product helped to achieve the clean lines required by Wilkinson Eyre Architects’ flat roofed design, which manages to be simultaneously ultra-modern and retro in character.


Eliminating the need for structural falls

Fitted in various thicknesses between 65 mm and 165 mm, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM is factory tapered and pre-mitred to provide an intrinsic roof fall. This eliminated the need for structural falls in the design and has prevented water from ponding on the roof.


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