A new Storagebase Self Storage facility in Wednesbury, England, was designed to be eye-catching and energy efficient. The £5 million project features a seven-story building constructed with 5,200 square meters of brightly colored insulated panels on the exterior walls and roof. The work was performed by Hallford Refurbishments Ltd., a company that specializes in the design, supply and installation of metal-roof and wall products throughout the United Kingdom.
“Using Kingspan insulated panels with contrasting colors was a relatively simple way to create a visually stunning and unique building,” said Simon Hallowell, director of Hallford Refurbishments. “Kingspan provided very valuable assistance on the Storagebase project during the initial design work. They also helped us overcome some of the challenging access issues on site.”
In addition to their flexibility in design aesthetics, the panels provide energy efficiency, fire safety and air tightness, according to the source. Inside, the storage facility offers more than 40 unit sizes.
“Functionality and speed of construction will always come first for storage buildings, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be interesting architecturally,” said Martin Robinson, national sales manager for Kingspan Insulated Panels, a U.K.-based manufacturer that expanded to North America in 2007. "The team at Hallford Refurbishments has done an excellent job in showing what can be achieved with Kingspan insulated roof and wall panels and a little bit of imagination, creating a building that is not only highly functional, but also makes an interesting and colorful architectural statement.”
Storagebase is the operating brand of Spensa Holdings Ltd. Founded in 2002, the privately owned company operates several self-storage facilities in the United Kingdom.