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Connell Sixth Form College

System: Outsulation Plus
Finish: PMRB
Texture: Sandpebble
Sector: Education

Part of the Beswick Community Hub master plan, Connell Sixth-Form College will accommodate 600 students (16 to 19-year-olds). The project has been approved and is being funded by the Department for Education, and the college will be part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust

Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, Aedas, and the Design Team from Laing O Rourke to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark. The most suitable system specification was identified to meet the requirements set out by both Building Control and the client.

Building Control stipulated that as this is an education building the chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation Plus system with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the relevant LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this mixed use development. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .21W/m2K.

A moisture drained system was also specified to meet the architect’s robust specification and finished with Dryvit’s Sandpebble Texture in China White, which incorporated the PMRB finish. This was chosen for its Proven Mildew and Dirt Pick up Resistant properties.

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