Hunters Community Health Centre MSCP, UK
Decseal® Protects New Car Park at Hunter
Community Health Centre NHS Lanarkshire.
After the recent construction of the new NHS Lanarkshire, Hunter Community Health Centre, East Kilbride, the need for more parking to support the nearby council owned surface car park became apparent. This has lead to the development of the new MSCP.
The new build MSCP is pre cast concrete construction over five levels and designed to provide ample parking, around 190 spaces including disabled parking, for patients and staff of the Health Centre. The Stirling Lloyd brief was to provide an aesthetic and long lasting, skid resistant coating for the car park and waterproof the two roof level decks. Grey was used throughout with green to designate walkways and blue for disabled bays.
Graham Construction Ltd
Craig Summers, Stirling Lloyd’s sales manager for Scotland was on hand to provide support and advice from the design phase through to on site application. This meant Stirling Lloyd was involved from the early stages to support development of the overall design. In particular the concrete was specified to UF2, by wood floating to avoid excessive surface laitance, and as a result minmal preparation was required ahead of the application of the waterproofing and wearing course.
A deck coating system was originally only specified on the top two roof decks for the purpose of waterproofing. However after it became known that NHS Lanarkshire have a required SRV for all floors,
including car parks, Decseal® Interdeck was chosen on the other floors to satisfy the specification without
significant impact on budget or programme time.
The Authorised Contractor, VolkerLaser carried out the complete application within a 6 week period.
Unlike most systems which can only be applied to new concrete over 28 days old, Stirling Lloyd’s unique resin technology enabled the Decseal waterproofing membrane to be applied after 14 days. This membrane was used on levels 4&5 and the wearing course across all other levels. This saved 2 weeks project time.
Full on site testing was carried out including adhesion tests to confirm a strong bond to the deck to ensure a long lasting, durable deck solution for the structure for years to come.
Graham Construction were looking for a car park deck coating system that could protect the structure from water ingress as well as provide the required SRV for NHS car parks The ability to provide differing variations of the Decseal system, in this case Partially Reinforced and Interdeck, allowed Grahams to meet the Design Criteria without applying an over specified system to all levels needlessly.