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Aggregate provides Watertight solution for £15m Centre Parcs revamp

  • 25 Jun 2018

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Aggregate Industries recently took part in the renovation of Center Parcs’ indoor water park at Sherwood Forest, providing its highly-durable watertight concrete mix.

The renovations include the addition of new rides including The Tropical Cyclone (a high-thrill ride where users can enjoy a zero-gravity drop while on a four-man inflatable float), toddler pools and even a children’s adventure cove.

As part of the renovation, DBM Construction, working for principal contractor SDC, chose Aggregate Industries’ Watertight solution, a specialised ready-mixed concrete, to protect a structure from water ingress or to retain water within a structure.

Aggregate img 1Aggregate Industries supplied a total 2,000m3 of custom blend Watertight, made using the BASF’s MasterLife WP 799 high-performance integral waterproofing system for wet cast concrete incorporating combined waterproofing and super plasticising components.

In addition, BASF supplied MasterSeal 910 hydroswelling waterbars and ancillary jointing components and Aggregate Industries supplied over 1000m3 of RC40/50XF and RC32/40 grade concrete to the project, offering reduced water and air permeability, reduced water penetration and absorption as well as lower installation time and cost.

Watertight offers time and cost savings as it does not require the use of secondary systems of waterproofing protection. The solution, therefore, enabled the contractors to build a high-strength structure sturdy enough to support The Tropical Cyclone. This included an extensive 400mm ground slab and retaining walls that reached a great thickness of 450mm.

Daniel Tunbridge, Territory Sales Manager at Aggregate Industries and his team worked carefully with BASF to coordinate a consistent supply of concrete from the company’s plant in Mansfield and whilst ensuring as little disruption to holiday makers as possible.

Daniel King, general manager at Aggregate Industries, said: “With a selection of high-performance concrete blends at our disposal, including BASF admixtures, we were able to create a bespoke Watertight blend featuring water resistant properties perfect for ensuring the longevity of the structure for years to come. On top of this, its enhanced toughness and excellent workability meant the solution proved the winning formula for the ongoing construction of the new state-of-art Tropical Cyclone ride.”

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