Cheltenham Racecourse, UK
A trio of Stirling Lloyd solutions become part of Cheltenham Racecourse’ redevelopment.
The Princess Royal stand, a 5 and a half story tall centerpiece of the £45m Cheltenham racecourse redevelopment project, opened on Friday 13th Nov 2015 in time and on budget. The stand has a capacity for around 7,000 standing spectators, it also contains restaurants, bars, private boxes, and a new Royal box.
The redevelopment of the racecourse, one of the UK’s premier horse racing venues, was initiated by The Jockey Club and took 19 months to complete. The project involved the specification of Stirling Lloyd Polychem’s Integritank® structural waterproofing to the podium deck area, Sentinel® Saba and a curious and decidedly creative installation for our Decseal® system.
- Cheltenham Racecourse
Application Part 1.
Around 2,000m² of Integritank has been installed on the concrete podium deck areas that encompass the Princess Royal stand, to protect the deck and the space below which houses the jockey rooms and training areas.
One of the main challenges of the project was to ensure that minimal impact was caused to the racing calendar throughout the works programme. With this in mind Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank was used for its seamless fast application and swift curing nature. It was applied in two separate colour-coded coats aiding on-site quality assurance and provided a tough waterproof barrier that was then overlaid with paving to complete the podium deck structure.
As well as Integritank, about 140 linear metres of Stirling Lloyd’s Sentinel Saba joint was also installed along a complex junction between the new concrete and the old podium decks of the existing grandstand.
Application Part 2.
Saba was considered the only jointing system capable of accommodating the variable directional changes and range of movement present and still provide a waterproofed, long lasting, highly resilient expansion joint.
Once the new podium deck waterproofing was completed, authorised contractor VolkerLaser also worked on protecting the VIP balconies on the new grandstand. In the past, previous balcony surface’s have suffered staining damage, caused by drinks spillage, but is being combated in this instance by the imaginative specification of Stirling Lloyd’s Decseal system. Blending aesthetics with safety, this cold applied, lightweight system provides the balconies with waterproofing protection and anti-slip properties, as well as being very easy to clean.
A trio of Stirling Lloyd waterproofing systems were employed on this project for a variety of reasons. Integritank’s tough, rapid curing fully bonded system, provided an efficient and durable waterproof membrane causing minimal disruption to the race calendar. The Decseal system provided an easy to clean, stain resistant, anti slip surface in an innovative use of the system on the VIP balconies of the new grandstand. And Saba’s flexibility made it ideal for connecting the new concrete and the old podium decks.