Flowcrete's Peran STB flooring chosen for Southmead Hospital

Flowcrete's Peran STB flooring chosen for Southmead Hospital

High performance flooring from Flowcrete UK - installed at a brand new hospital facility in Bristol - has secured a top industry award. The project 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.

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.

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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