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Off site centre for Network Rail

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Kingspan Off-Site’s Architectural Façade System (AFS) has been used to construct the Network Rail East Midlands Control Centre in Derby.

Based on a brownfield site and incorporating renewable technologies, the centre will control the signalling and operations for the entire East Midlands rail network.

The non load bearing Kingspan Metro AFS through-wall panels were precision engineered to meet the specific architectural requirements of the three storey building, one of which was to create a structure with the ability to withstand a blast force.

A quantity of 200mm enhanced stud centres and steel plate linings were specified for the AFS panels, which were all delivered to site ready for installation.

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