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Cambridge Plant Growth Facility Ref No ASP 0768 Grad Sky In order to help reduce the environmental impact of The University of Cambridges new 6 million Plant Growth Facility, a Kalzip stainless steel roof was the natural choice for architects R H Partnership. Some 858 square metres of Kalzip 65/400 stainless steel smooth curved sheets in a matt finish were specified owing to their durability and ability to be recycled at the end of the buildings life. The system, which was installed by approved Teamkal members WWR (UK) Ltd, was further complimented by a slimline curving verge detail, twin skin gutters and a vapour control layer to minimise air permeability. Kalzip E180 and E140 clips were also specified to help meet the required U-value and minimise energy study Main contractor Willmott Dixon Architect R H Partnership Client University of Cambridge Installer WWR (UK) LtdRef No ASP 0841 Grad Sky Cambridge - 2005 Located on the 40-acre site of the University of Cambridges Botanic Garden, the research centre comprises two large halls that each house a series of growing chambers. The state of the art facility will allow the students and scientists from the Universitys Department of Plant Science to study plants under carefully controlled conditions and provide them with greater opportunities to analyse how the genetic make-up of plants can effect their development, growth and resistance to disease. A curved roof design was chosen in order to reduce the buildings apparent size whilst remaining sympathetic to the surrounding gardens. WWR (UK) Ltd also installed the curved and vertical elevations of cedar rainscreen cladding situated between the projecting arched laminated timber beams. The cedar was sourced from sustainably harvested timber. To assist in providing the building with a reduced CO2 emissions footprint, the facility also benefits from blast furnace slag in the concrete foundations and an unusual two metre retaining wall constructed from used car tyres that forms a screen to the chiller units. Sector Universities/HE Location Cambridge Year 2005 Roof size 858m2 Products used Twin skin gutters, slimline curving verge detail, VCL, Kalzip E180 and E140 clips. Kalzip profile 65/400 Stainless Steel Surface finish Matt Design Smooth, curved Other details Project information Photo reference numbers: Main photograph ASP 0813 Grad Sky Secondary photographs ASP 0768 Grad Sky ASP 0791 Grad Sky ASP 0795 Grad Sky ASP 0801 ASP 0825 ASP 0841 Grad Sky ASP 0847 ASP 0859 Contact us: Corus Building Systems Haydock Lane Haydock St Helens Merseyside WA11 9TY T +44 (0) 1942 295 500 F +44 (0) 1942 272 136 E W


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