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#1 St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre – Kier with A. Proctor Group
The A.Proctor Group were delighted to support Kier in the St.Sidwells Point project - the UK's first Passivhaus Leisure Centre. It was designed to Passivhaus standards - an ultra-low carbon leisure centre, designed to save up to 70% on annual energy costs.

The airtightness measure chosen, Wraptite, provided a simplified airtight line to help achieve the superb final air test result. Fireshield, with its intumescent coating, was installed to prevent wind washing and thermal bypass through any gaps within the insulation and the Profoil 861 vapour control layer was used internally to protect the structure.

The building has been future-proofed and modelled to withstand predicted changes in climate conditions up to 2080 - a great achievement and a model that could easily be replicated throughout the UK.

#2 University of Exeter East Park - VINCI Construction UK with Valcan
Valcan, Vinci Construction and Longworth Building Services worked together to supply and install the A1 rated fire cement cladding to the exterior of the building.

The new build East Park Student Accommodation off Rennes Drive in Exeter offers in almost 1200 high quality student residencies across 11 tower blocks set into the rolling Devon hill side of one of the most scenic university campuses in the UK comprising of woodlands, lakes and botanical gardens

With a sloping site with a difference of 35m, the requirement to deliver a non-combustible facade suited for a project ranging from 3 through to 8 stories which blends in to the natural surroundings, the architects, Stride Treglown in Bristol, chose to go with over 16,500m2 of Valcan Ceramapanel which was installed by Longworth Building Services.