A new civic centre for Brent Council that is on course to be the greenest public building in the UK will feature more than 19000m2 of Kingspan access flooring.
Being built opposite Wembley Stadium at the heart of the Wembley regeneration area, the civic centre is aiming to gain an outstanding standard in the BREEAM environmental assessment scheme.
Kingspan is playing its part in helping the building to gain this top level accreditation the companys panels have FSC Chain of Custody certification and Kingspan is recycling all panel off-cuts so that they can be put back into the manufacturing process. The company is also sourcing materials for the project locally where possible another important factor in the BREEAM accreditation.
The main contractors are Skanska, who are working in partnership with mechanical and electrical services sister company Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil.
Kingspan began installation on site in February and will be working on the project until late 2012. The panels are being installed in offices, a library, foyer, communications room and community café. Panels bonded with Domus composite stone tiles will be a feature of the café.
To accommodate the ductwork, gas and electrical pipework and data cabling that will run under the floor, the panels will have a Finished Floor Height ranging from 250mm to 600mm.