Client: Corus Group
Role: Specialist Sub-contractor
- Application of waterproof membrane to all ‘wet’ areas of inﬁnity pool at Shangri-la Hotel on Level 52 of Shard
- Re proﬁle all pool sides and tops including casting moulds of curve sections
- Specialist ﬂooring division of Cemplas re-laid pool ﬂoor screed
As an approved RIW applicator, Cemplas Waterprooﬁng and Concrete Repairs Ltd were approached by the Corus group to apply RIW waterproof membrane Tilesafe to all ‘wet’ areas of the inﬁnity pool area for the Shangri-la Hotel which is based on Level 52 of the iconic Shard building.
The Initial works involved Cemplas operative undertaking surface cleaning, followed by the application of Tilesafe primer and Tilesafe membrane. These areas were subsequently protected by a rigid plastic sheet and overlaid with tile adhesive and marble tiling.
Subsequent to our involvement on this project, Cemplas were asked to offer their expert knowledge and assistance when it was noted that the specialist pool liner had failed. Cemplas had to completely re proﬁle all the pool sides and tops including casting moulds of curve sections on site using Ardex A35 mix and Ardex specialist renders working to zero tolerances with all levels set and checked by laser.
Following the completion of these works, the specialist ﬂooring division of Cemplas then re-laid the pool ﬂoor screed to a zero tolerance a depth of 130mm in three layers using Ardex A35. This work was carried out efﬁciently and in very difﬁcult circumstances as all waste water and products had to be containerised for disposal.
Cemplas completed the work ahead of the target programme for getting the pool back in use and subsequently were then asked to advise on a solution to make good around the new light ﬁtting pockets within the walls. Cemplas selected Fosroc EP10 epoxy grout as this in a very rapid curing product which was then pumped by hand into the light pockets.
For over 40 years Cemplas have demonstrated a systematic approach to solving client’s speciﬁc needs, and this project was successfully completed using expertise in concrete repair, rendering, screeding and waterprooﬁng demonstrating once again the ability of Cemplas to be a ‘one stop’ solution for specialist applications.