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    The requirement for a BS7533 compliant mortar system for hard landscaping works at the new ScottishPower headquarters in Glasgow has been met using a three component mortar system from Parex.

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ScottishPower

The requirement for a BS7533 compliant mortar system for hard landscaping works at the new ScottishPower headquarters in Glasgow has been met using a three component mortar system from Parex.

Bedding, bonding and jointing materials from the Parex range were specified for paving in natural  ranite and porphyry slabs and setts over an area of approximately 6,000 square metres at the new HQ premises in St Vincent Street.

Specialist hard landscaping sub-contractor Vetter UK, of Hulme, Manchester, working on behalf of main contractor Laing O'Rourke PLC, also of Manchester, used Parex Fine Bedding Concrete (FBC) to bed the paving elements, with an application of Parex Bond plus slurried mortar to maximise the strength of the bond between the units and the base.
Jointing of the nominal 10 mm gaps was then carried out using a slurried application of Parex Granatech high strength bonding mortar with the whole area mechanically cleaned prior to the material reaching a full cure.

The new 12 storey with a basement headquarters brings together around 1,650 ScottishPower employees who were previously housed at six different sites. The St Vincent Street building is the largest single-use structure to be built in the city for a quarter of a century and has been designed by Page Park Architects to serve as a global base for the company’s offshore wind production.

The construction programme presented significant challenges due to the confines of the site and a number of innovative solutions were used to meet them, such as offsite manufacture of different parts of the building, including the rooftop plant room, riser cores and washroom modules.

Client: ScottishPower PLC
Architect: Page Park Architects
Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke PLC, Manchester.
Hard Landscaping: Vetter UK, Hulme, Manchester

PAREX MATERIALS USED
Bedding: Parex Fine Bedding Concrete
Bonding: Bond Plus
Jointing: Parex Granatech

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