A stunning new Technology Centre in Nottingham is redefining architecture in Science Park settings with a radical re-imagining of how composite panels technology can be used.
The design, which comprised a pair of two-storey wings slightly converging towards a ‘blob-shaped’ entrance structure known as the Hub, required multi-coloured cladding to the first floor of the wings and part of the Hub.
A built up system, consisting of a metal sub-frame with insulation and resin impregnated timber-fibre rainscreen cladding, was rejected in favour of Kingspan KS600 and KS900 MM Mini-Micro architectural wall panels with integral coloured finish in Moorland Green, Linden Green and Yellow.
Blueprint, the developer of the Highfields Training Centre, places a passionate emphasis on environmental sustainability and has stated its aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% at the new training establishment. With 100% reliable thermal performance; low air leakage of 5m³ /hr/m²; and guaranteed long term performance of up to 25 years, the Kingspan panels not only look good but will also help to support Blueprint in its sustainability ethos for years to come.