Kingspan Thermataper TT47 insulation was installed into the Emirates Airline Terminal in London, U.K.

Emirates Airline

Kingspan Thermataper TT47 insulation was installed into the Emirates Airline Terminal in London, U.K.

The Project

Emirates Air Line, operated by Transport for London, is a cable car that spans across the River Thames, London that is sponsored by Emirates.
Pre-tapered flat roofing insulation from Kingspan has been installed for the Emirates Air Line, London’s first cable car system spanning the river Thames with stations at Greenwich and the Royal Docks.

London, United Kingdom
Year Completed:
Project Use:
Transport Terminal
Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Expedition Engineering and Buro Happold

Our Solution:

1,209m2 of Kingspan Insulation’s high performance Thermataper TT47 insulation was supplied for the project by Solent Insulation, forming 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. 

Fitted in various thicknesses between 65 and 165mm, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 is factory tapered and pre-mitred to provide an intrinsic roof fall. This eliminates the need for structural falls in the design and prevents water-ponding and its associated problems, which could reduce the design life of a building. It also delivers excellent U-values as low as 0.25 W/m2•k, forming an important part of the project’s energy saving performance. 

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 has a dense, rigid, non-deleterious core, which is CFC/HCFC free. It is faced on both sides with a coated glass tissue designed for use with solvent based adhesives under fully adhered single–ply waterproofing.

Product Used in the Emirates Air Line Terminal

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