Visitors to Harrogate’s International Centre (HIC) now don’t have far to go for a good night’s sleep thanks to the construction of an adjoining Premier Inn, featuring Kingspan’s optimum performance, OPTIM-R Roofing System.
HIC is the third largest venue of its kind in the UK, welcoming over 155,000 business visitors every year. The new six-storey Premier Inn provides 107 beds and was designed by Howarth Litchfield Partnership Ltd with Russells Construction operating as the main contractors. It combines modern features with a traditional York stone façade, complementing the surrounding architecture.
To maintain drainage, a wide channel was incorporated into the building’s flat roof. At 18 metres long and over a metre wide, it was essential that this was properly insulated whilst still providing the required fall. Subcontractor Protech Roofing therefore installed the Kingspan OPTIM-R Roofing System.
Kingspan OPTIM-R panels use vacuum insulation technology to achieve the required thermal performance with a far thinner thickness than would be possible with conventional insulation. The 30mm thick Kingspan OPTIM-R panels were fitted within the channel along with OPTIM-R flex infill strips of a matching thickness. These strips can be cut or penetrated to account for all design requirements. A 25mm overlay of Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM was then fitted to receive the adhered single-ply roof membrane.
David McLean, Managing Director from Protech Roofing, commented: