News Rubber Factory Affordable Homes Taking Shape

222 new affordable dwellings along with commercial space and a new primary school, are taking shape on the site of a former Rubber Factory in London.

Constructed by main contractor Galliford Try Partnerships on behalf of Newlon Housing Trust, the development is situated on the site of a former rubber factory and forms part of Haringey Council’s 20 year plan to reinvigorate the Tottenham area.

The development includes 100 shared ownership homes within a 22 storey tower, called Rivers Apartments, and a further 122 intermediate rent apartments spread across three blocks of between 5 and 9 storeys.  

All four blocks feature a concrete frame with rainscreen cladding to the tower and a mixture of brick and rainscreen cladding to the lower blocks.

Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board has been installed as part of the new, multi-million pound development in North London.

The insulation can achieve thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K and was the first insulation board to achieve LABC system approval for use as a thermal insulation layer in rainscreen cladding systems, helping to streamline the checking and approvals process.

Daniel Blackburn from KSS Design said: “To meet the energy requirements of the London Plan we used a fabric first-approach in combination with a district heating plant.

“Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board met the fire performance requirements for the high level buildings and helped us to achieve the target U-values across the properties without eating into the indoor living space of residents.”

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