Leeds United Stadium - Leeds

webertherm XM has been specified for the super-modern redevelopment of the East Stand at Leeds United's football stadium - Elland Road.

The new design includes hotel, conference and banqueting facilities as well as retail areas.

The building's design included the creation of a dramatic curved fascia to the East Stand entrance. This part of the structure spans more than 20m in width and 18m in height.

There was a requirement to prove that the insulation material and compression beads could be fixed to the primary steel construction and would hold the curved shape of the building. The applicator constructed a 7m x 3.6m test section to replicate the curvature and to test the application process. The BBA accredited webertherm XM External Wall Insulation system was applied using 100mm thick expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation board. The chosen decorative finish for this project was weberplast TF, a through-coloured, textured finish which is highly weather resistant and vapour permeable.

The test section was fully inspected and approved by the architect and was replicated successfully on site. The application has added a modern visual appeal to the famous Elland Road stadium.

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