UZIN products were used to install a variety of floor coverings within Silverstone University Technical College, at one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits.
Silverstone University Technical College is right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits. This stunning new multi-million pound facility is a centre of excellence for pupils to study the specialist fields of High Performance Engineering and Technical Events Management. As a prestigious new build the architect and client required a first class finish to match the aspirations of the project.
There were also several types of floor coverings which had to be installed within a tight timescale in order for the college to be opened as planned. Parts of the ground floor also required remedial work which had the potential to cause delays.
Cracks in parts of the ground floor substrate were quickly repaired using UZIN RR 203 crack bridge mesh and UZIN NC 888 feather repair, without the need for repair resins and screed anchors. The ground floor was then prepared using UZIN PE 360 primer and UZIN NC 160 smoothing compound. For the first and second floors UZIN PE 630 primer and UZIN NC 175 fibre-reinforced smoothing compound were utilised to avoid the use of plywood and therefore expedite the installation.
Various floor coverings were installed using different UZIN adhesives. 2000 m² of safety flooring was installed across several areas on the ground, first and second floors using UZIN KE 2428 multi-purpose adhesive. 2400 m² of carpet tiles were also installed using UZIN U2100 tackifier. The slipresistant tackifier enables the carpet tiles to be removed easily. 1200 m² of Arturo EP3600 resin floor paint was also used to decorate all the workshops adjacent to the old pit on the main track.
The new flooring at Silverstone UTC was remarkable, contributing to the vibrant and creative environment. The building won the ‘Project of the year for the East Midlands’ in an awards ceremony held by The Chartered Institute of Building.
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