FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGYTM MK specified for Westfield London shopping centre expansion

An extension to Westfield London, the largest covered shopping development in the capital, will use Dow Building Solution’s FLOORMATE 500-A in the provision of new car parking facilities. The £1bn extension will add a further 740,000 sq ft of retail space in addition to leisure and community facilities, and much needed housing for the local area.

Dow has provided technical support to Zoontjens, a leading provider of rooftop parking systems, and 9000sqm of FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGY™ MK is being supplied by Radmat. Zoontjens and Dow have partnered on several similar projects, including at Westfield Stratford City, near the London 2012 Olympic Park.

FLOORMATE insulation products from Dow are suited for high load bearing applications and is used in projects ranging from parking decks to cold stores, aircraft hangars to residential projects. The versatility of the product can be attributed to its mechanical strength, high design load as well as resistance to moisture and repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

FLOORMATE products come with a range of compressive strengths to match a project’s loading requirements and are blown with CO2 for foam with a Global Warming Potential of less than five.  The boards offer low thermal conductivity to help meet energy efficiency demands, easy and fast installation as well as a durable floor structure long-term.

Paul Heerkins, Managing Director, Zoontjens said: “The strength and versatility of FLOORMATE™ 500-A makes it suited for use in rooftop car parks and we are pleased to be working with Dow on this landmark project. Insulation products manufactured by Dow are capable of coping with extreme changes in temperature and humidity, making them suited for use in car parks.”

Richard Powell, Sales Manager, Dow Building Solutions, said: “Dow are delighted to be working on this key project in partnership with Zoontjens, with whom we have worked on a number of other significant developments recently. By pooling our technical expertise we have provided a great sustainable solution that achieves the project requirements.

Gary Sutton, Divisional Manager for Radmat, said: “We chose Dow’s insulation products for their consistent high performance and versatility. FLOORMATE™ 500-A can be used in a range of different environments and its high compressive strength means it is suited for high load bearing floors such as car park decks.”

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