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Recticel helps award-winning architect with new community centre project


ecticel Insulation Products has donated over £7,000 of its Eurothane GP insulation board to a major community refurbishment project organised by an award-winning architect. The board has been provided to help transform a derelict building into a new multi-purpose Community Centre in Dunoon, Scotland.

The building was previously used as a

Town Hall, but had fallen into disuse. A project was then launched by the John McAslan Family Trust to refurbish the building and create a new resource for the local community. Lead by architect John McAslan – who received the accolade of World Architect of the Year in 2009 – the Trust provides assistance to a wide variety of community-based social, education, environmental, arts and sports projects around the world.

The high-performance Recticel

Eurothane GP board provided for the refurbishment is ideal for this type of project, as Recticel’s Paul Simpson explains: “This is a multi-purpose board which has a foam core, faced on both sides with a multi-layer, coated aluminum foil. This makes it well suited to the many different types of pitched roofing, flooring and framed wall applications that are often found on this type of project.

“It can be used either between studs or as an insulated sheathing and its rigid, PIR foam core has a closed cell construction which enables it to add high

levels of reliable

insulation, especially to older buildings which are being

renovated, as in this case. We were happy to

provide the Eurothane GP for Dunoon as it's the type of project that will bring considerable benefit to many

people in the area.” The John McAslan + Partners

architectural practice has offices throughout the UK and has a long list of impressive international projects to its credit, including the King’s Cross Station Redevelopment, the Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow and the Iron Market in Haiti. Email: New Olympics training pool lit by Sill

ill has just provided the lighting for the new £13.5m Southend Swimming and Diving Centre, which will be the new training base for the British Olympic diving team prior to the London 2012 games. Working with architects, Archial and consulting engineers, Silcock Dawson & Partners, Sill achieved the lighting brief through the use of an uplight and downlight combination for Garon Park.

S Alexei Evangulov, National

Performance Director for British Diving, commented, “We are enormously pleased with the lighting. It is particularly important for divers when somersaulting to have the correct lighting as it enhances their awareness.”

Some 82 of their 458 series Plane

Projectors with 250w and 400w Osram HCI-TM Powerball lamps have been installed in the diving and main pool

halls for high levels of illuminance without glare.

Each of the uplight and downlight assemblies have custom designed mounting bracket arms, demonstrating the bespoke service that Sill offers. All HID fittings and brackets are coated in a white RAL 9010 powder finish over a chlorine resistant base coat.

Sill’s IP rated 769 series 35w downlights were used in the leisure pool along with twin 80w lamp Pracht Apollo fluorescent luminaires with integral darklight ring louvre to achieve both efficiency and glare control.

Both the 458 and 769 projectors have Si12 corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium housings with large heat dissipating cooling fins. The reflectors are made of 99.98% pure aluminium, chemically polished and anodised with a UV filtering toughened safety glass sealed by a silicone gasket.

Sill is renowned for its flexible and professional response to the wishes and needs of lighting designers and architects. Sill understands that just like Garon Park, every project is unique and requires a perfectly tailored light solution to really bring it to life. Further information is available from Sill Lighting on 01844 260006, email: or by visiting the company’s website at


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