Global hotel chain chooses CONICA resin flooring
CONICA LTD is thrilled to have had its CONIFLOOR industrial resin flooring installed in the basement of the new Tower of London citizenM hotel.
citizenM hotels offer an affordable, luxury boutique experience with a distinctly stylish feel. The hotel chain is undergoing significant expansion to create a global portfolio of hotels, located in prime locations in major cities and international airports.
CONICA’s CONIFLOOR IPS resin flooring was chosen to be installed in 459m2 of basement by Avonline plc. The installation was especially challenging from day one, given the working environment, a very limited timeframe and scheduling between Balfour Beatty and Avonline.
Avonline plc, the main flooring contractor for the build, stressed that CONICA’s service and quality were second to none. Bill Lovell, Senior Business Development Manager at Avonline, said: “CONICA was chosen by the architect and Balfour Beatty for all the resin floors. This was the first installation carried out by Avonline plc using CONICA products and we were very impressed with the product quality and how easy it was to lay. Given the site conditions and the environment we had to work in, the end result was excellent.”
The 459m2 basement floor was first prepared by diamond grinding, before two coats of CONIFLOOR 110 primer were applied and then dried. Following this, a 2mm thick coat of CONIFLOOR 420 was applied before a final coat of CONIFLOOR 520 CW. Coving details were equally fastidious, including a coat of CONIFLOOR 110 primer and an application of epoxy mortar to a height of 200mm and two coats of CONIFLOOR 520 CW.
CONIFLOOR IPS is an ideal system for all types of industrial floors and is especially suitable for floors of medium resilience. The three-layer, low-emission polyurethane system is quick and easy to apply and is distinguished by its high durability.
Avonline added: “Both citizenM hotels and Balfour Beatty were very complimentary of the service provided by CONICA. Due to time slots and scheduling this project was very tricky to complete within the allocated time, however with hard work this was achieved.”
The Tower of London citizenM has 370 luxury rooms and is the second London hotel for the chain. Opening in July 2016, CONICA hopes the installation will mark the beginning of an on-going partnership between all those involved.
For more information about CONICA’s range of sports and functional flooring ranges, visit www.conica.com or for information about citizenM hotels, visit www.citizenm.com.
CONICA LTD Expands UK Operations
Photo: The CONICA LTD offices are now home to a new Customer Service Centre
CONICA Ltd, a global market leader in truck tyre recycling, has continued its expansion with a new Customer Service Centre at its Newark-based UK offices.
The growing company supplies rubber granulate manufactured from end of life truck tyres to contractors and installers in sport, leisure and other industries from its Newark operation.
The benefit of the ‘grave to cradle’ cycle of turning a waste tyre into a product that is used in safety surfaces and sport pitch construction around the world makes a significant contribution to reducing the environmental impact of disposing of scrap tyres.
Working alongside its sister company, Conica AG, the Company also specialises in delivering world-class track and pitch systems, multi-use sports and playground systems, and high performance flooring as well as unique urban drainage solutions with its new CONIPAVE RA permeable paving system.
The growth in tyre recycling at CONICA has resulted in a two-year development and investment programme, to process all of the high tensile steel wire present in tyres. The plant is now fully operational and has achieved its objectives of increasing capacity and reliability whilst reducing processing costs, in particular energy consumption. A number of years ago the tyre wire was a problem waste and was often landfilled, but the new process ensures full recovery and the wire is used in a number of different end applications, from concrete reinforcement fibres to road access covers and gully gratings.
Demand for end product continues to be strong, driving the need for more end of life truck and bus tyres to be delivered to the Newark plant for recycling. CONICA LTD was the first ever recipient of the PAS 107 Certificate of Qualification from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). The Quality Protocol was introduced in conjunction with the Environment Agency to signify, through external auditing, the End of Waste criteria for Tyre Derived Rubber Materials. This can only further enhance CONICA’s position as a market leader in sustainable tyre recycling, processing, research and development.