Kingspan Access Floors is supplying nearly 19,000 sq m of raised flooring to the Admiral insurance group’s new headquarters in the centre of Cardiff.
The 11-storey headquarters, being developed by Stoford, are due to be completed in summer 2014. Sir Robert McAlpine Limited is the main contractor and the project is being funded by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH.
Admiral Group employs 2,000 people across three sites in Cardiff. The new headquarters will enable the group to bring all those staff into one building, and there is the capacity to accommodate a total of 3,000 people.
Large expanses of glass will allow as much natural daylight as possible onto every floor, and there will be 120 underground car parking spaces. A walkway running down the west side of the building will feature public cafes and restaurants.
Kingspan began installing its RG3, RMG and FDEB38 floor panels in October and installation is scheduled to take 20 weeks.
The building will have very low CO2 emissions and will meet the BREEAM ‘excellent’ standard of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.