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Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place, Foxborough, Mass.

The luxurious new hotel anchors 1.3 million square feet (120,770 m2) of shopping, entertainment and commercial space located adjacent to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. The five-story, four-star hotel and spa offers a distinctive personality and dramatic views of the stadium.

Metl-Span supplied approximately 20,000 square feet (1,858 m2) of its CFA Architectural insulated wall panels in Cool Metallic Silver. The 2 1/2-inch- (64-mm) thick panels were installed horizontally. Pro Con Inc. was the design-builder, and the panels were installed by Barnes Buildings & Management Group Inc.

“The project was facing some budget issues and Pro Con was looking for ways to save money throughout the job,” said Marty Barnes, president of Barnes Buildings & Management Group. “Pro Con was aware of a previous job we did using Metl-Span panels that had a similar look to what they wanted for the hotel. We went through the design details of the CFA panels and Pro Con decided they had the first class image that was needed.”

“We took our design cues from Gillette Stadium and the adjoining Patriot Place,” said Matt Wirth, project manager with the architect, PCI Architecture, a division of Pro Con Inc. “The one piece construction of the Metl-Span panels was a benefit because the Massachusetts energy code requires putting the insulation to the outside.”

Barnes concurred that Metl-Span’s R-value was important. “The wall assembly provided all of the insulation value needed to meet code,” Barnes said.

Design-builder: Pro Con Inc., Hooksett, N.H.
Architect: PCI Architecture, Manchester, N.H., a division of Pro Con Inc.
Installer: Barnes Buildings & Management Group Inc., Weymouth, Mass.
Metal wall panels: Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas,