Award-Winning Floor Provides Perfect Solution At Hospital

Award-Winning Floor Provides Perfect Solution At Hospital

20 Dec 2013

  • Building required an innovative, hard-wearing flooring system.
  • Project part of a major redevelopment at Southmead Hospital.
  • The facility will be home to the Accident and Emergency department.

HIGH performance flooring from Flowcrete UK - installed at a brand new hospital facility in Bristol by Polydeck Resins - has secured a top industry award.

The project, at the state-of-the-art Brunel building, took the Large Project of the Year Award at the FeRFA (Resin Flooring Association) annual awards.

Part of a major redevelopment at Southmead Hospital in the north of the city, the Brunel building is due to open for the first time in May next year.

Built by Carillion plc, the facility will be home to the Accident and Emergency department, as well as specialist centres such as neurosurgery, renal and orthopaedics.

The building required an innovative, hard-wearing flooring system combining style and safety with cutting edge sustainability credentials - and Flowcrete UK’s Peran STB was the ideal solution.

The hygienic system, which boasts high scratch, impact and abrasion resistance, is a durable, decorative topping, which is easy to clean and provides a seamless finish.

It also allows for rapid installation - a vital part of the project in Bristol.

Polydeck Resins had just eight weeks to complete the 4,000m2 installation to particularly strict tolerances.

But the project was completed on schedule to provide a modern, environmentally-friendly finish that will stand the test of time.

Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, said: “Peran STB was the ideal solution for the Brunel building and we’re really happy with how the project turned out and delighted with the award.

“It’s great to have played a part in a development that will give the people of Bristol some of the best health facilities in Europe.

“The system has unique properties which combine a decorative, colour-stable finish with high scratch and stain resistance.

“The product is so hard-wearing that it’s perfect for high-traffic areas such as a hospital and, with patient safety such a key design factor, its hygienic and slip-resistant qualities made it the perfect choice.

“We had to pull out all the stops to meet a tight eight-week deadline, but we have a strong professional relationship with contractors Polydeck Resins and we worked together to make sure the project was completed on time.”

Kurt Singleton, Business Development Manager for Polydeck Resins Ltd, said: “The finished floor is absolutely stunning and looks very well in the new development.

“The Brunel building will be one of the most environmentally-friendly facilities in the country and we are happy to have played a key part in it – and that the project secured the FeRFA accolade.

“We were asked to deliver Flowcrete’s Peran STB to over 4,000m2 in various high trafficked areas with 3,600 linear metres of coving topped with stainless steel trim.

“The product was also installed as coving to deliver a seamless floor and cove combination and the floor had to be laid incredibly flat. The materials were all from one batch to maintain a perfect colour match and a uniform theme throughout the hospital.

“Due to the cold temperatures on site, the floors had to be laid in heated zones with installation on each room completed by two specialist teams.

“But we believe we produced an expert service that delivered a quality, sustainable product in excellent time.”

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Notes to Editors

Flowcrete UK has its headquarters in Sandbach, Cheshire and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.

Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.

Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.

Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.

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