Gloucester Services Southbound M5 Junction 11a – 12, Gloucester UK
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Southbound phase of the new construction of a services on the M5 motorway near Gloucester, UK. Several areas have been installed with Topcem and Ultratop Anthracite including canteens, shops and a petrol station floor. Joints were filled with a coloured Mapeflex PU30 joint sealant. The project was carried out by Polished Concrete Designs. The main contractor was Buckingham group and the client West Moorland Services.
A Mapei decorative floor system has been installed at Gloucester Services Southbound, which is an environmentally friendly service station on the edge of the Cotswolds. The main building is constructed from local stone and timber, and features an arched grass-covered roof set to receive BREEAM excellent rating. Three individual Mapei products were specified, alongside porcelain tiles and vinyl sheeting, throughout a 1,324m2 area. Designed by AFL Architects, all floor works were carried out by Polished Concrete Designs for main contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.
Gloucester Services Southbound is the second phase to the Gloucester Services Northbound known as ‘Britain’s greenest motorway services’. This joint project was delivered by a local charity and Westmorland Limited. The charity, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, has already generated income from its Northbound service station and will further generate income and support for nearby target communities and charity partners in Gloucestershire and Stonehouse. The site includes extensive landscaping along with electrical vehicle charging stations and capacity to switch to biofuel pumps. A farm-shop will also feature at the site, stocked with local produce, in place of fast food outlets.
Within the main building, around 1,800 m2 of screed containing Mapei’s Topcem fast-drying hydraulic binder was laid over insulation and underfloor heating. The screed was then overlaid with Mapei’s Primer SN to provide a key for Mapei’s Ultratop in anthracite, a decorative coloured flooring system designed to give a polished concrete appearance. The petrol station was also completed using Mapei’s Ultratop system, again in Anthracite.