A PAREX External Wall Insulation SYSTEM (EWI) has contributed to the energy efficiency of a new centre for Cystic Fibrosis patients voted as runner-up in major regional awards.
The £6.6 million Wolfson Centre on the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust City Hospital campus was selected as runner-up in the Large Project of the Year section of the 2016 Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Awards East Midlands.
The centre provides a “home in hospital” when needed for around 250 adult Cystic Fibrosis patients from Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties. It has been funded with major support from the Nottingham Hospitals Charity, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the community.
National healthcare specialists P+HS architects specified the Parex insulated render system featuring a acrylic renders in three contrasting colours to in combination with grey brickwork and fenestration.
The Parex system was chosen because it offered a versatile choice of products and provided the durability required for the project. Parex provided robust and detailed information regarding the installation of the system to the steel-framed structure, to allow seamless transitions between the adjoining cladding and façade finishes specified.
The PAREXTHERM Acrylic EWI System was applied by specialist sub-contractor Complete Rendering Solutions, Of Castle Donington working on behalf of main contractor Interserve Projects Ltd. It features white, grey and purple acrylic renders over 140mm thickness graphite expanded polystyrene insulation, contributing to an overall U-value of 0.19 W/m²K to ensure both energy efficiency and high comfort levels.