Aggregate Industries

Lytag makes light work of new Edinburgh Exchange District landmark

  • 21 Jun 2018

Aggregate Industries’ innovative Lytag solution has helped lighten the load of a new upmarket commercial build in Edinburgh city centre.

Located in the heart of the city’s Exchange District, the £24m 2 Semple Street development has been designed to help alleviate the Scottish Capital’s serial shortage of Grade A office accommodation.

With an emphasis on energy efficiency and superb design, the newly-opened building has 45,000 square feet of modern office and retail space, across five storeys.

In terms of the flooring specification, the challenge for awarded concrete and screed specialists Advance Flooring Solutions was to procure a concrete solution which would enable minimal size slabs and help reduce the overall dead load of the building.

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Step forward Lytag; a highly innovative lightweight concrete which can effectively reduce the dead load of approximately 25% over normal weight control, while providing the same level of structural performance.

In total, 744 cubic metres of Lytag was supplied for the completion of the five floors over eight months, supported with a robust delivery framework guaranteeing all batches arrived on time and to the exact specification – thus negating the risk of cold joints.

Stephen McKenna, Commercial Manager at Advance Flooring Solutions, described Lytag as a ‘fantastic product’ which was well-matched to a project of this gravitas.

He added that a meticulous delivery plan meant the concrete supply was first-class and gave his thanks to all involved from Aggregate Industries.

Barry Mellor, Commercial & Technical Manager for Lytag, commented: “From working with Advance Flooring Solutions at the early stages, we were able to put a stringent plan in place to ensure a continuity and consistency of product supply, ensuring the team had the exact specific technical and quality specification of Lytag as and when they needed it.”

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