Modern terrazzo flooring revitalises historic Kelvin Hall
FLOWCRETE UK has worked with Glasgow’s historic Kelvin Hall during a £35m refurbishment project to help turn the building into an entertainment and leisure venue.
Page\Park Architects worked to deliver a design solution that would maximise the building’s potential.
In order to provide a screed that could cope with the stresses of heavy foot traffic, Flowcrete UK supplied 1,750sq m of heavy duty Isocrete K-Screed, said to ensure a robust floor buildup in the main reception that would be able to withstand Kelvin Hall’s 25,000 weekly visitors. Proprietary additives were incorporated within the screed material, claimed to produce an earlier drying time.
1,600sq m of the seamless resin terrazzo system Mondéco Mirrazzo was applied over three floors in a light silvery grey colour that reportedly matched the structure’s interior design scheme. In selected areas, an asymmetrical two-tone effect was achieved by applying a darker shade of grey along one side of the corridor that blended up the wall.
Light-reflective aggregates are incorporated within Mondéco Mirrazzo, claimed to convey a glittering, luxurious lustre across the floor’s surface. The reportedly hard-wearing nature of Flowcrete UK’s Mondéco range meant that Kelvin Hall’s new floor would retain its aesthetic properties for the long term despite the heavy foot traffic it would inevitably be subjected to.
The refurbishment project brought approximately 50 percent of the building back into use.