Client: The Roundhouse (Derby College)
Architect: Maber Architects
Contractor: Bowmer and Kirkland
Type of works: supply of 800 sq m of Mid Grey Flowtex and Flowseal PU Matt.
Flowcrete has delivered a high performance floor finish, which combines an industrial look with ease of maintenance, at the Roundhouse - part of Derby Colleges new flagship site based in renovated railway buildings in the city.
The new college campus, which has been designed by Maber Architects and built by construction company, Bowmer and Kirkland, plays part of a major regeneration project celebrating Derbys heritage as a centre for railway engineering.
Built in 1839 as a steam engine repair shed, the Grade II listed 19th century building now contains a state-of-the-art dining facility for the 2,500 students attending the college. It needed a hard-wearing hygienic floor that would remain sympathetic to its industrial history.
800 sq m of Flowcretes Flowtex, in Mid Grey, was installed between the restored rail tracks, which radiate from the original turntable within the building.
Flowtex creates a concrete-style finish and was chosen to keep with the functional design of the building, while providing an easy to clean surface suitable for use in a dining area.
Flowcrete also provided a protective coat of Flowseal PU Matt, which was applied to the restored steel tracks.
The floor went down phenomenally well...the new surface went over the top, maintaining the industrial feel to the building and providing a real depth of surface, commented Ian Harris, Director for Maber Architects.
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