Mapei products have been used for the redevelopment of the Adelphi building, working with Stone & Ceramic Ltd to install travertine stone floor and wall cladding within the reception and lobby area, covering approximately 700m2. Mapei products were also used throughout the toilet cores where approximately 850m2 porcelain tiles were installed to both walls and floors.
The imposing Grade II Art Deco building located in London’s West End, was built in 1938 and designed by Stanley Hamp. Heavily refurbished in the intervening years, Architects Aukett Swanke aimed to return the building back to a level of grandeur aligned with the vision of the original architect whilst improving upon existing office spaces. The development began with refurbishing the ground floor to 6th floor in Phase One in late 2012; Phase Two to redevelop levels 6-11 and Phase Three to redevelop levels 12 and 13 completed in quarter 2 2017. The building has remained operational throughout the works.
John Fuller, Contracts director at Stone and Ceramic commented
“Due to careful planning between our design team and contractors we were able to complete the works with little disruption to the tenants. Stone & Ceramic found Mapei products extremely easy to use, and we would not hesitate in using them on further projects.”
A redeveloped ground floor reception incorporates feature artwork and retains the building’s original Art Deco history and style. Mapei products were used to prepare the floor before wall and floor coverings were installed. Mapei’s Ultraplan Renovation screed 3240 is a fibre reinforced self-levelling compound designed for renovating existing floor substrates and can be used in both commercial and domestic situations. Keraquick adhesive in white, alongside Latex Plus and Ultracolor Plus Grout in shades White (100) and Cement Grey (113) were used in the reception area to install travertine flooring and Italian-sourced stone for wall coverings.
Porcelain tiling to the wall and floors in the bathroom and shower areas were also installed using Mapei’s Keraquick adhesive together with Latex Plus admixture to obtain a high performance, fast setting, and highly deformable adhesive. The bathroom areas were finished using Ultracolor plus grout in shades White (100) and Cement Grey (113).
Mapei’s fast drying flexible liquid membrane Mapegum WPS was installed in the project for waterproofing internal surfaces. The flexible anti-fracture membrane was applied before the ceramic and stone tiles as a rapid waterproofing solution. The ready to use product waterproofs so that floor covering may be installed after only 12 hours, proving advantageous where a fast track system is required.
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