In conjunction with English Cities Fund, Salford City Centre is currently undergoing multi-million pound regeneration, aiming to encourage further investment in the area. As part of the regeneration work, The New Bailey development has already seen the successful completion of a 143-bed Premier Inn and plans are in place for a new 8-storey office, dubbed One New Bailey. 2014 also saw the completion of a new-build, £12m, nine-storey car park, NCP New Bailey.
A rigorous specification was set out for a waterproof deck coating to the top decks of the car park, one very important aspect of which was compliance with BS EN 1504-2, specifically, the ability to deal with dynamic cracking of up to 0.3mm at -20°C.
The system that ticked all the boxes of the Client’s specification was the totally waterproof, BS EN 1504-2 compliant Triflex ProDeck. Triflex ProDeck, a thick layer, fully reinforced car park waterproofing and surfacing system has been specifically designed for heavily trafficked car parks.
The system incorporates a unique reinforcement, Triflex ProMesh, which uses force distribution to accommodate movement and cracking in the structure. In addition to this crack bridging ability, the solvent free system offers high levels of anti-skid and resistance to common contaminants, such as de-icing salts, fuel spills, battery acid and oil. As Triflex resins are UV stable, the visually enhanced car park will retain its colour over time.
Temperamental weather proves to be an issue on most construction sites and NCP New Bailey was no exception. However, the Triflex ProDeck waterproof surfacing system offers exceptionally rapid curing times, even at low temperatures, ensuring that weather windows were maximised without any extension to the programme of works.
The new build car park was completed on time and on budget. With the latest parking technology in place, including Automatic Number Plate Recognition, pre-booking facilities and capacity level monitoring, it is an important support system to the wider New Bailey scheme.