Brighton, United Kingdom
Sika helps Brighton see Car Parks in New Light
The typically shady and inhospitable environment of underground car parks has been radically transformed in Brighton, where the 350 space ‘The Lanes’ facility has received a welcoming and flawless finish thanks to the Sikafloor® Ecoline System.
Car Park Repair Project Requirements
The car park needed to be completely refurbished in order to extend the life-span of the structure. Developed by Sika, global leader in specialist construction materials, the Sikafloor® car park inter deck system was selected for its outstanding surface finish. Previously dark and cracked, the floor now resents visitors with an attractive coloured surface that shines under the lights. Complete with a unique silver and black parking finish, which eliminates the need for white lines and creates easy definable spaces, the car park now has a safer and more welcoming atmosphere.
Sika Concrete Repair Solutions
In total, 10,000m2 of the Sikafloor® system was applied by a specialist contractor to the car park decks. The Sikafloor® system is quick and easy to apply – vital as any closure of parking spaces results in lost revenue. The project was completed in four phases, one for each floor of the car park, helping to minimise disruption to the client. Hard-wearing and economical, the Sikafloor® system was applied to the floor at a minimum thickness of 4mm. This was important as the original concrete surface was uneven and cracked. The thickness of the Sika system enabled the creation of a smooth, level, finish.
With the work taking place underground, it was important to protect the public and the contractor’s health and well being. As Sikafloor® products are very low in odour, they offered the perfect decking solution that would provide workers and car park users alike with a comfortable and safe environment whilst the refurbishment works were being carried out.
Once finished, the system provided not only a stunning appearance, but also created a waterproof system that ensured protection to the concrete structure. The Sikafloor®-263 SL and Sikafloor®-264 systems are part of Sika’s Ecoline range of resin based flooring products. Produced from next generation low allergy resin, reducing the risk of applicator sensitivity, they are CE marked for performance. They are available in tins and economically and ecologically advantageous drums that help reduce the amount of packaging required.