Client: Westfield, London
Type of works: supply of Mondéco seamles terrazzo flooring and Isocrete Heavy Duty K-Screed.
Flowcrete has been involved in the construction of Europes biggest ever shopping development, Westfield London, which is set to play its part in a massive £1.6 billion regeneration of the area.
Located in the trendy Shepherds Bush district of West London, the new centre, which is expected to rival even Oxford Street, houses an atrium for live events, 4,500 parking spaces, 265 shops, 15 restaurants, a cinema and many other leisure facilities.
Flowcretes decorative seamless terrazzo, Mondéco, in a specially formulated blend, was specified for Westfield Londons new opulent salon-style shopping area known as The Village. Prior to the installation of Mondéco, Flowcretes semi-dry cementitious floor screed, Isocrete Heavy Duty K-Screed, was applied to provide a level surface for the final floor finish.
The Village, which cost a staggering £25 million, is home to some of the most exclusive brands available on the high street. Flowcretes Mondéco was specified not only in all communal concourse areas but also 1m into each retail unit as well, paving the way for shopaholics wondering between top-tier fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Miu Miu and Armani.
Mondéco is a solvent-free flooring system made from a decorative range of recycled mirror glass, pearl and marble aggregates, which is then diamond ground in situ to reveal an eye-catching floor finish. Combined with extreme abrasion, scratch and wear resistance properties, Mondéco is a popular choice for commercial environments subject to large volumes of foot traffic. Backed by a lifetime guarantee, the use of Mondéco ensures that the floor continues to look good for years to come.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, officially opened the glass-topped shopping centre in 2008 where it was announced that the complex is expected to receive over 20 million shoppers each year.