Utilizing ADPRUFE®, UK Shopping Center Opens on Time

Integrally waterproof concrete elements make the UK shopping center watertight.
Project
Westfield Stratford City shopping centre
Owner
Westfield Group
Engineer
Robert Bird Group & Arups
Architect
Fletcher Priest & AHMM
General Contractor
PC Harrington
Applicator
Quickseal (Volkerlaser)
GCP Solutions
ADPRUFE® integrally waterproof concrete, PREPRUFE® waterproofing, BITUTHENE® waterproofing
Project Profile
Project Profile

Located adjacent to the London Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City shopping center, is one of the largest urban shopping centers in the UK and Europe.

This high profile commercial project for GCP Applied Technologies, involved elements of commercial building construction with over 1.5 million sq ft of retail space, tunneling work for London Underground railways and public exposed terrace areas.

The UK shopping center, owned by the Westfield Group, opened in September 2011.

The retail design specified Grade 4 waterproofing protection, with specific requirements for gas protection.

Design requirements were for habitable areas throughout the shopping center, with considerable external surface areas for public access, together with elements of London Underground tunnel and box areas over the North Ticket Hall roof.

There were also commercial building pressures for the project to be completed in time for the 2011 opening. Many separate parties were involved, requiring close supervision by the GCP team.


For the shopping center, they used ADPRUFE® integrally waterproof concrete elements to simplify technical aspects, particularly around pile caps, which, in turn, helped to speed up the construction schedule for contractors.

PREPRUFE® 300R and BITUTHENE® 8000 waterproofing membranes were applied to the basement, slabs, walls, pile caps and external surfaces.

PREPRUFE® and BITUTHENE® membranes are fully and intimately bonded to the structural concrete providing the required grade of waterproofing barrier, and a fully waterproofed system. Both products are suitable for protecting against the effects of water, damp and gas penetration in a commercial building.


 

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Last Updated: 2019-09-19

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