Pharmaceutical Production Facility Plant, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Pharmaceutical Production Facility Plant, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Pharmaceutical Production Facility Plant, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

PROJECT: Pharmaceutical Production Facility Plant

LOCATION: Co. Tipperary, Ireland

KEMWELL PRODUCTS: Kemwell Impact Board (Approx. 4500m², 9.5mm board) | Corex A1 Board (1200m², 20mm board)

SECTOR: Pharmaceutical

ARCHITECT: Jacobs Engineering, Dublin


INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR: PFP Ireland High Performance Systems Ltd (JV Becketts & PFP Ireland)


The Kemwell team worked closely in conjunction with Jacobs Engineering, Ardmac and PFP / HPS on this job to provide practical and workable solutions to the specialised requirements of this prestigious project in the pharmaceutical production sector located in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

As this project included many innovative and challenging designs to realise, it was paramount that our project team worked closely with all involved in the project to ensure the ‘first of a kind’ installations were successfully achieved.

Solutions were developed for the encasement of the steel and fire & blast walls as well as all interfaces and junctions, based on our range of tested systems. The Kemwell team advised to ensure the installations were according to the specified tested systems. Our team was available onsite to support all parties involved with answers to questions arising during the construction to avoid unnecessary delays.

This was a Corex A1 structural steel protection project, also using Kemwell Impact Board for fire and blast protection.


20mm Corex A1 Board was used to provide 120 minutes fire protection to the structural steel members. This was installed over the course of the initial few months of the project before external walls were installed. This meant that the product needed to be suitable for exposure to the elements. Corex A1 Board can be left fully exposed for up to 6 months prior to the building becoming weathertight.

9.5mm thick Kemwell Impact Board is tested to provide fire and blast resistance. Kemwell Impact Board was used in this project to form fire and blast resistant barriers with fire performance of 120 minutes and blast resistance of up to 50kN/m² on all walls.





New River View Apartments, Winchmore Hill | Kemwell Soffit Liner

New River View Apartments, Winchmore Hill | Kemwell Soffit Liner

New River View Apartments, Winchmore Hill | Kemwell Soffit Liner

PROJECT: New River View Apartments, Winchmore Hill (Basement Car Park)

KEMWELL PRODUCTS: Kemwell Soffit Liner Plus

SECTOR: Apartments | Residential Properties | Car Parks


SUPPLIER: Encon Insulation and Nevill Long – Maidstone branch


Dandara chose Kemwell Soffit Liner Plus as their material of choice for the new basement-level car park at the New River View development in Enfield.

The New River View apartments, being built by principal contractors, Dandara, are due to be completed in Winter 2021. The redevelopment of the site includes the demolition of the existing commercial building to provide a 7 storey block of 91 residential units, with a parking basement level, landscaping and private and communal amenity space.


As part of the project, Dandara required a soffit insulation for the basement level car park with a high thermal performance, able to achieve the required U Value, with a durable impact-resistant facing board, light in weight, but robust enough to withstand high impact.

For the soffit insulation for the car park, Dandara chose Kemwell Soffit Liner Plus, an A1 non-combustible and moisture resistant insulation and building board, ideally suited for providing effective fire resistance and thermal insulation in commercial and industrial building projects.

The Kemwell Soffit Liner Plus incorporates a Kemwell Soffit Liner stone mineral wool insulation board, 160mm thick, with a 6mm thick calcium silicate impact resistant facing board.

The product was supplied by Encon Insulation and Nevill Long via their Maidstone branch for this project.




“The U Value assessment undertaken at site meant an insulated liner board would be required to our basement soffit. Encon were able to recommend and provide an insulated liner board to meet our requirements. Encon were able to deliver to site to suit our schedule, which helped with the seamless installation.”

Neil Haring

PRS Project Manager, Dandara

Hampton by Hilton, Leeds City Centre

Hampton by Hilton, Leeds City Centre

Hampton by Hilton, Leeds City Centre

PROJECT: Hampton by Hilton, Leeds City Centre

KEMWELL PRODUCTS: WeatherKem Fibre Cement Board

SECTOR: Hotels and restaurants

CLIENT: Hilton

DEVELOPER: Heeton Holdings

CONTRACTOR: Robertson Construction

SUB-CONTRACTOR: Tasker Contractors


Hilton’s first Hampton property in Leeds, scheduled to open in 2019. The 14-storey, 192-room Hampton by Hilton Leeds City Centre will form part of the regeneration of the city’s Bridge Street site, which was formerly home to British Gas. The hotel will be the third Hilton property in Leeds, joining the existing Hilton Leeds City, and the Doubletree by Hilton Leeds City Centre. There are currently 18 Hampton properties in the UK, with a further 22 in the pipeline. Commenting on the news Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton said: “An important regional capital, Leeds is at the centre of the North of England’s economy and with the UK Government’s Northern Powerhouse proposals set to boost the regional economy – with investment in HS2 and local businesses – visitor numbers are set to increase considerably in the next five to ten years. “This is a terrific project to be a part of and a great opportunity to expand our fast growing Hampton by Hilton presence in the UK.” Alex Chakrabarti, head of hospitality at Heeton Holdings, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Hilton as the franchisor for our hotel in Leeds. The hotel is well situated within the city centre and will contribute greatly to the vibrancy of the city as well as the growing hospitality sector in Leeds.”


Kemwell Fire International Limited is delighted to be part of this prestigious project with 5000 sq. m of 12mm WeatherKem being installed by Tasker Contractors. WeatherKem is an A1 non-combustible weather-proof building board for interior and exterior applications. It combines weather, moisture and fire resistance properties with high impact strength and sound insulation. It is primarily used as an external sheathing board on both metal and timber structures of all types of façade solutions and is particularly suited for hotels. WeatherKem Fibre Cement Board is designed specifically to meet the complex and stringent requirements of the building and construction industry, providing architects, developers, and contractors with adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs to be easily realised.
Kemwell’s technical support, along with the easy to use and certified WeatherKem product was essential during the building envelope construction of the hotel.
Tasker Contractors