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Westfield Avenue

Long term sustainability was a key objective for Westfield Avenue, a mixed use development in Edinburgh. Seeking a quality facade insulation system with proven sustainable credentials, 7N Architects specified 5000m² of StoTherm Classic.

The affordable housing project has recently reached completion with the help of public and private co-operation. The scheme needed to comply with the City of Edinburgh Council's sustainability standards. Focusing on the envelope design was a key consideration to achieving these targets.

The Sto external wall insulation system achieved an impressive U-value result of 0.22W/m² for the external walls. This result is even more impressive when considering the budget constraints for an affordable housing scheme.

Ewan Anderson, Managing Partner at 7N Architects explains: "We specified Sto for this project as we had a particular requirement for a crisp, robust finish. We also wanted a wide range of colour options. Sto was very helpful and worked closely with us to develop and test the colour palette on site.

The building's design demanded a high standard of finish. It also required a particular need for precise expression of the panels of render with crisp external angles. StoTherm Classic achieved the desired U-value result and we are pleased with the finished result."

The development forms an open network of buildings. The spaces overlook the river with a mix of shared equity, rented units and affordable flats. Westfield Avenue will also house 8 workshop/studio units to facilitate new businesses, helping to create a sustainable and lively community.

Work started on site in September 2009 and the project reached completion in February 2012.

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