East Park Exeter Case Study

Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
Architects: Stride Treglown
Location: Exeter University

At Exeter Park, PFC Corofil offered technical solutions by our ASFP trained technical team for a fully tested range of cavity barriers to enable Longworth design team to specify the correct barriers for each location throughout the open facade.

East Park in Exeter, was shortlisted for the “Best use of fibre cement cladding panels” at the 2022 Facades Awards at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

The new build East Park Student Accommodation 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. A registered botanic garden, Streatham campus is built around a country estate and is often recognised as being one of the most beautiful in the country. Delivering a total of 1,182 homes, this student accommodation development will offer a range of standard, en-suite and enhanced accessible bedrooms. It will become the largest build on on-site accommodation for almost a decade.

The scope of works on this project included the PFC Corofil COSB 25 open state cavity barriers fitting horizontally leaving a maximum 25mm free air-gap behind the finished facade panels and the PFC Corofil CCFS full fill cavity barriers fitted in a vertical orientation behind a non-combustible Vulcan A1 Ceramapanel face fix rainscreen system in a Linen 1041 finish, with full substrate across all 11 accommodation blocks.

PFC Corofil worked closely with the Longworth design team offering tested solutions to site specific substrates providing an unrivalled scope of test data with all cavity barriers offering complete 3rd Party Certification which is provided by external UKAS accredited fire engineers.

“Corofil always have the answer. No matter the situation that arises, or the difficulty of the scenario to overcome, we know that we can rely on Corofil to provide the support and assistance necessary to provide our clients with the very best level of service.”

Paul Smith
BSc (Hons), MRICS, FIoR
Managing Director

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