Several products from Kingspan Insulated Panels were specified for the new Grifols International Logistics Centre in Dublin, Ireland. The use of the single component 'frame to frame' Longspan insulated wall panel system achieved faster onsite build time when compared to other heavier systems.
The structure needed to comply with building regulations and insurance stipulations, which meant that the chosen building envelope material had to meet the most stringent testing requirements. Kingspan’s LPCB and FM approved FIREsafe panels were chosen to meet these requirements while the newly FM approved K Dek flat roof system was installed for the first time in Ireland.
The centre was constructed in just 18 months. The installation of the Longspan insulated wall panel system achieved faster onsite build time with install rates of up to 140m² per day. The insulated wall panels also provide excellent thermal performance and an aesthetically pleasing finish.
Changes to the Irish Building Control Regulations and the introduction of S.I.9 imposed a significant body of work on construction teams. Kingspan’s Technical Services department and team of Field Service Engineers were able to assist with the management of this process by implementing a clear and reportable inspection regime during the course of building envelope construction.
Protection against the elements
Kingspan’s Ultimate Panel Guarantee offers a unique single source guarantee, covering walls, roof and cold storage facilities to offer a broad coverage that is rarely available within the industry.
Kingspan products used in the Grifols project, which was completed in 2016, included KS1000 AWP architectural wall panels and K-Dek KS1000 KD membrane roof.
“Located on an 11 hectare site, this development is designed around a landscaped courtyard that links the buildings and is viewed from all occupied areas. The office has a sleek façade with blue glazed fins breaking the elevational treatment and casting differing shadows internally and externally. They reflect the landscape which was carefully considered to ensure that the building settled into its context.”