Flexcrete was chosen to conduct decorative and protective coating of the concrete legs of the Emirates Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth.
The Spinnaker Tower is a visitor and educational attraction which soars 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour, taller than the London Eye. As part of a £3.5 million five-year partnership between Portsmouth City Council and Dubai-based Emirates Airline, the exterior of the tower needed to be repainted to reflect Emirates’ naming rights. The structure was named the Emirates Spinnaker tower in time for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series sailing event which took place in Portsmouth in the summer of 2015.
The tower was painted in Monodex Smooth in blue and white for the America’s Cup World Series. Monodex Smooth is a water based, high build, elastometric, decorative coating which was specified due to its protective properties, fast curing nature and ease of application.
The bottom 50 metres of the concrete legs were painted in special Portsmouth blue colour with white above. Monodex Metallic, the world’s first metallic anti-carbonation coating was chosen, and was applied as a lustrous feature finish over an existing Monodex Smooth base coat.
Both Monodex Smooth and Monodex Metallic are single component products with excellent colour retention and strong UV resistance.