Ravatherm XPS X 300 SB selected for new sustainable Co-op distribution centre


A major new regional distribution centre for the Co-operative Group Ltd in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire will feature Ravatherm XPS X 300 SB insulation. The 661,000 sq ft facility, which will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, has already achieved BREEAM Excellent rating; Ravago’s BRE Green Guide “A” rated insulation will contribute to maintaining this environmental excellence in the upcoming fit-out phase and beyond.

Ravatherm XPS X 300 SB has proven popular with cold store specialist contractor ISD Solutions, who will join Tritax Symmetry and Winvic Construction in Biggleswade for the fit-out this month. ISD had opted for the high-performance extruded polystyrene (XPS) thermal insulation boards in the construction of cold stores at B&M’s 1 million sq ft Bedfordshire depot; Ravago’s top-tier product and customer service won ISD’s approval and ensured continuation of the partnership for the Co-op project.

Manufactured in King’s Lynn, UK, Ravatherm XPS X 300 SB’s closed-cell structure and declared lambda of 0.030 or 0.031 ensures high compressive strength and low moisture uptake – making it perfect for commercial cold storage.

Natalie Sutton, Account Manager for South England & Midlands, Ravago Building Solutions, said: “The new distribution centre is not only significant for the Co-op, but also offers enormous value in terms of safeguarding the environment whilst creating new jobs in the area. It has been fantastic to work with ISD Solutions again to deliver our high-performance insulation for such a significant project”.

Martin Taylor, Estimating Manager, ISD added: “This project has significant requirements, and Ravatherm XPS 300 SB’s combination of excellent thermal performance, simplicity, and cost-efficiency ensures we can exceed these. Having previously partnered with Ravago, we have every confidence in the team to deliver consistently outstanding insulation solutions.”