The Maritime Transport Limited new £5 million headquarters in Felixstowe has seen Hauraton drainage channels used in its car park.
The building, which has received the accolade of “Winner-Design (Non residential)” at the Suffolk Coastal Quality of Place awards (from October 2015), was designed by architects Wincer Kievenaar.
The Maritime Headquarters office provides an impressive gateway to Felixstowe Port; its extensive car park, set with composite grey blocks, is drained by 98 metres of Hauraton RECYFIX® PLUS 150 channels fitted with Class C250, HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings.
An extra 47 metres of RECYFIX® PLUS 100 channels were also installed in other locations on site.
The RECYFIX® PLUS channel unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable recycled polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum.
The channel unit also features galvanised steel top edges which house the ductile iron gratings.
Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient carbon black as a stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. The PP is also naturally resistant to de-icing salt.
Ken Burgess, Hauraton‘s Project Manager, commented: “The main contractor, E.L. Construction Limited liked the product for its ease of installation, each RECYFIX® PLUS 150 one metre unit, complete with its grating only weighs 12.8 kg, so its easy to position and robust enough to withstand building site conditions.”
Technical information for all the RECYFIX® ranges, showing sizing and installation details, is available via www.hauraton.co.uk. (search under the Landscaping tab).
Here, you can also watch a video entitled ‘Why is RECYFIX® break-proof’.
Case studies can be read via www.drainage-projects.co.uk
For more information:
Telephone 01582 501380
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