Community Centre, Dunoon. Scotland.

Project: Community Centre, Dunoon. Scotland.

Recticel Insulation Products has donated over £7,000 of its Eurothane GP insulation board to a major community refurbishment project organised by an award-winning architect. The board has been provided to help transform a derelict building into a new multi-purpose Community Centre in Dunoon, Scotland.

The building was previously used as a Town Hall, but had fallen into disuse. A project was then launched by the John McAslan Family Trust to refurbish the building and create a new resource for the local community. Led by architect John McAslan - who received the accolade of World Architect of the Year in 2009 - the Trust provides assistance to a wide variety of community-based social, education, environmental, arts and sports projects around the world.

The high-performance Recticel Eurothane GP board provided for the refurbishment is ideal for this type of project, as Recticel’s Paul Simpson explains: “This is a multi-purpose board which has a foam core, faced on both sides with a multi-layer, coated aluminum foil. This makes it well suited to the many different types of pitched roofing, flooring and framed wall applications that are often found on this type of project.

“It can be used either between studs or as an insulated sheathing and its rigid, PIR foam core has a closed cell construction which enables it to add high levels of reliable insulation, especially to older buildings which are being renovated, as in this case. We were happy to provide the Eurothane GP for Dunoon as it's the type of project that will bring considerable benefit to many people in the area.”

The John McAslan + Partners architectural practice has offices throughout the UK, and has a long list of impressive international projects to its credit, including the King’s Cross Station Redevelopment, the Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow and the Iron Market in Haiti.