Segregating those travelling their daily commute from the dangers of construction becomes a paramount consideration and thanks to the unique relationship between Isoclad and one of their leading approved installers has ensured the project has been a resounding success.
The London Underground and Transport for London first used Isoclad’s fire and sound rated hoarding system during essential works at Cannon Street Station and it’s this project that paved the way for LU and TfL to implement further hoarding to Moorgate station during demolition and refurbishment works.
Areas of particular triumph include the speed in which Isoclad’s panel systems can be installed, together with its modular properties; Isoclad systems are able to be erected, taken down and relocated within a matter of hours.
Relying heavily on Isoclad’s experience and expertise in the hoarding construction sector, LU and TfL were provided with a solution that created a secure and structurally sound external enclosure with fire rated internal ceilings and doors using Isoclad’s fire rated panel, Firestop12.
The Firestop Insulated Fire-Resistant Panel has a Rockwool® (European fire classification Class A1 rated) core and due to its superior fire ratings and non-combustibility is especially suitable for high-fire-risk locations where suitable firewalls are required to comply with Building Regulations.
The non-combustibility of Rockwool® combined with the steel facings give Firestop panels a Class ‘0’ rating and according to the new European classifications for reaction to fire, a Class A2.
The ceiling in this instance, due to the two-hour fire rating requirement, was supported on structural steelwork design and installed under Isoclad’s guidance.
An impressive aesthetic finish of the hoarding system was a combination of white dust-free steel Laminate and Saragossa Leathergrain, both of which have a class zero spread of flame.
Isoclad composite panels systems are compatible with most fire rated doors, louvres, windows and associated ancillaries.
Thanks to Isoclad’s hoarding system, passengers have been able to continue to use Moorgate station with minimal disruption and zero risk of fire and associated construction works danger.
Moorgate Train Station utilised a total of 4850m2 of the Isoclad composite panel system and was installed by an approved installation contracting team.
Together with manufacturing and supplying hoarding panels and associated ancillaries and flashings to both Cannon Street and Moorgate stations during essential works, we were delighted to have also been asked to manufacture and supply hoarding panels for two further stations that are set to be included on the new Elizabeth Line; Farringdon and Whitechapel.
“The Elizabeth line will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The new railway – currently being built by Crossrail Ltd. – will stop at 41 accessible stations, 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded, and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.
The Elizabeth line launches in December 2018 when the central tunnels under London open. See our Countdown to launch.” – Transport for London