Aggregate Industries has helped to bring the ‘world’s first skyscraper’ Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings in Shropshire back to life, after it lay derelict for decades.
Working with partners SMC Minimix Concrete, Aggregate Industries have supplied their Lytag lightweight secondary aggregate to support the fragile iron structure of the building during its redevelopment.
When completed in 2021 these buildings will be home to a new public interpretation space and café at ground level and several thousand feet of contemporary office and meeting space on the floors above.
Lytag can reduce the composite deck concrete slab load by approximately 25% over normal weight control and offer the same level structural performance.
It can help to significantly reduce the amount of material required on a project, along with the associated carbon emission produced in delivery.
Barry Mellor, Commercial and Technical Manager for Lytag, said: “We were contacted by Croft Building and Conservation, as they had specified Lytag for the project because of its obvious synergies with the requirements of the job.”
“We partnered with SMC Minimix Concrete to facilitate the project, sharing advice and mix designs for the end product, in order to provide a holistic solution for the customer that played to each of our strengths; product innovation and logistics”
“We are thrilled to have supported such a prestigious and culturally important project that will see the rightful restoration of a building that is integral to the fabric of history.”
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