The scheme looked to turn rundown accommodation back into use, with the tower block refurbishment creating 81 modern, high quality apartments for rent, plus a range of communal facilities such as a courtyard garden, bowling green and outdoor gym.

Willmott Partnership Homes, created by Willmott Dixon, worked in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, to deliver much needed affordable homes for the over 55 age group. The project is part of a five-year framework to deliver 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use across the city.

The aim was to ensure that the one and two bedroom properties were as energy efficient as possible, so that they could minimise operational running costs for the landlord and residents. They also wanted to minimise the carbon footprint of the building.


Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV’s excellent thermal conductivity allowed them to achieve a U-value of 0.30 W/m2K. The Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV was installed to the full outer façade of the building and tied back to the concrete columns rather than the brickwork, in order to provide a stronger and more robust support for the cladding.

Knauf Insulation’s RainScreen Slab BGV are lightweight and Euroclass A1 non-combustible and have excellent water resistance, acting as a further defence against the rain penetration of a building. 

Independent Inspector, Bob Troughton, from WRT Consulting“Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV is an excellent product; it is very easy to cut and work with, and it was the perfect product for this application – it will help to protect the building’s façade against the elements and help to keep energy costs low.”


We went with Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV as they have an excellent thermal conductivity – allowing us to achieve a U-value of 0.30 W/m2K.
Stuart Belfield, Operations Director at Willmott Partnership Homes
PROJECT: Marwood Towers, Liverpool
CONTRACTOR: Willmott Partnership Homes part of Willmott Dixon and Liverpool Mutual Homes