Green solutions from Mapei for NHS
01 Sep 2009
Mapei (UK) products have been specified for the £553m, state of the art Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The hospital will centralise local acute facilities on a site of 100,000m2+, and is due to open progressively from June 2010. With a highly developed range of Eco-friendly products, a reliable reputation and a proven track record of providing successful solutions for similar projects Mapei UK were top of the list.
Consort Healthcare (Birmingham) won the contract alongside Building Design Partnership, with the construction being undertaken by Birmingham New Hospitals Joint-Venture (BNHJV), comprised of Balfour Beatty Construction and Haden Young. Appointed flooring contractors Tyndale Flooring Ltd prepared all substrates and installed floor coverings.
A system of eco-friendly Mapei products was specified, consisting of Mapeproof ESM surface membrane, Eco Prim T primer, Latexplan Trade self-levelling compound and Ultrabond ECO VS90 adhesive, which was used for most of the vinyl installation.
Environmental care and sustainability is a fundamental part of Mapei's philosophy, its corporate commitment and industrial responsibility. Through continual research and development, Mapei have successfully developed their popular ECO product line to ensure a safer application for the installer and the surrounding environment, whilst still performing to the highest standards. Solvent-free with very low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) they are ideal for construction projects in inhabited areas such as within the healthcare sector. The range of ECO products have characteristics ideal for floors that need to maintain hygienic quality standards, especially in the public sector, which are subject to more traffic and abuse than any other surface.
Mapei is the world's largest manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building. With over 70 years experience, Mapei is a specialist in the production of quality products for the installation of all types of wall and floor coverings, and has a vast range of admixtures and repair products for concrete and building materials.
For further information on Mapei products call 0121 508 6970 or visit www.mapei.co.uk.