Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts, Plymouth

Architects: Mitchell Architects 8,600m² of Twin-Therm® from CA Building Products

A factory now being used by Princess Yachts in Plymouth is the first completed project to register for Corus Confidex Sustain® and receive certification that the building benefits from the world's first cradle to cradle CarbonNeutral building envelope.

The building envelope comprising of CA Building Products Twin-Therm® roof and wall cladding system – profiled from Corus Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel, was installed by Jade Aden Services Ltd Building on the success of the Confidex® Guarantee, Confidex Sustain® offers a zero carbon building system. Importantly Confidex Sustain® will offset the impact from the entire building envelope system rather than just one element. Confidex Sustain® offers the first CarbonNeutral building envelope in the world measuring and offsetting its impact from cradle to grave i.e. manufacture through to installation, use and end of life.

Initially a greenhouse gas emissions assessment is carried out to establish a baseline carbon dioxide emission figure for the planned building. Next, cost effective ways to reduce CO2 levels are proposed and finally global schemes to balance the remaining emissions are developed.

Adrian Mitchell of Mitchell Architects specified the project and oversaw the installation of 3,300m² of cladding 5,300m² of roofing. He said: "Twin-Therm® was specified for the Princess Yachts site at Plymouth to ensure minimal CO2 output throughout the life of the building, thanks to its market leading insulation and airtightness properties. Confidex Sustain® by Corus compliments these considerations perfectly."

The Project at Langage Park, Plymouth, which was completed in June 2007, is being used as a manufacturing unit by Princess, a producer of luxury boats and yachts. The new building is the largest of three on the site.