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Friars Walk

Kingspan collaborated with the architect and contractor to overcome challenges in the design brief.

We worked closey with Kingspan and the subcontractor to arrive at a technical solution that delivered on our design philosphy.

Brian Tracey - Director
Leslie Jones Architecture

The Project

The architect’s design philosophy was to create a series of buildings each with their own individual character, using a colour palette that referenced the locality. The aluminium cassettes in shades of green reflect the surrounding hills, and the terracotta hues are reminiscent of some of the older buildings in Newport city centre.

Location :
Newport, United Kingdom
BENCHMARK Karrier with Aluminium Hook-on Cassettes
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Some challenges on this project included the creation of a number of bespoke ancillaries, including vertical rails for the hook-on cassettes, factory-cranked corner cassettes to give a smoother look, flashings made to match the thickness of the cassettes at strategic reveal points, and a penetrating steel fixing solution for store signage.

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Minimal Energy

With minimal junctions and reduced air leakage, it was easier to achieve the desired BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, all while allowing for maximum design flexibility.

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