Cold store features high performance panels
UK: A new high performance cold store extension for Turners (Soham) is the first to feature a new insulated panel boasting a thermal improvement of up to 20% over standard PIR panels.
The new 5,500m² extension to temperature controlled storage and distribution firm Turner’s facility near Boston, Lincolnshire, is to feature a state-of-the-art insulated single envelope designed and installed by composite panel specialist ISD Solutions.
Forming the weathered external skin of the building, this will be the first UK chilled distribution warehouse to incorporate Kingspan’s latest IPN-QuadCore technology, a new insulated panel core which is said to deliver a thermal improvement of up to 20% over standard PIR insulated panels.
The new Turners’ facility will provide capacity for 5,500 pallets, plus packaging space and loading docks, all chilled to 1°C. It is led by project designers FJB Systems, who have formulated a range of features to meet Turners’ environmental goals.
These include the use of natural refrigerants and reclaimed heat, rain water harvesting to provide all grey water requirements, LED lighting and controls to reduce energy consumption, roof top photovoltaic panels and rapid doors.
“Single envelope composite panel construction is fast out-pacing traditional building methods in warehouse and cold store developments,” said ISD Solutions md Tony Wall. “The air-tight thermally efficient building skin can be constructed around 20% faster than traditional builds and significantly reduces the need for secondary steelwork.”
With responsibility for overall project design, FJB Systems has calculated that the new panels alone would reduce heat loss through the fabric of the external envelope by as much as 50kW.
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