Created by global design specialists Benoy to resemble a luxury cruise ship, the 50,000m2 complex from Genting Group is the first of its kind in the UK, providing visitors with top-class dining, shopping and leisure opportunities, including an IMAX cinema and spa hotel.
When an issue arose onsite whereby water could not drain away around a junction, Building Innovation was asked to design a cost-effective solution. The ASPIRE Solution
, fabricated specifically to meet the requirements of the project, combined an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
base layer with a flat polyisocyanurate (PIR)
top layer to achieve the required U-value performance whilst matching the falls of the adjacent pitched roof sections.
EPS is manufactured in large format donor blocks and can be cut into any required fall, profile, thickness or dimensions. This is then overlaid with large format PIR boards, enabling easier handling, faster installation and minimising waste. The large format PIR boards also provided a more aesthetically-pleasing roof finish for the project as a result of the reduced number of board joints.
The products used within The ASPIRE Solution are manufactured using blowing agents that are CFC and HCFC-free with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of less than 5. These credentials make them BREEAM compliant, helping the complex to achieve a rating of ‘Very Good’.