EAGLE HOUSE, LONDON, EC1

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Integrated waterproofing for a phased development of housing, retail units and leisure facilities in the London Borough of Hackney. The project provided protection for a 7-storey ‘courtyard’ building with first-floor podium and basement.

 

THE CHALLENGE

This was a partial demolition, refurbishment and new build project to develop the site of an art-deco construction that had fallen in to disrepair. The initial construction phase, which included Xypex within areas of the structural concrete, was suspended part way through the build. After many years standing as a skeletal structure on the London ring road, development was resumed.

The dormancy of the structure meant that there may have been a risk that some of the initial installations could have been compromised by exposure to the environment, if Xypex was not used. In addition, the specification of the project had to be re-visited and negotiated upon its re-launch.

 

THE XYPEX SOLUTION

Due to the crystalline structure of Xypex and its continuous efficacy when challenged by water or chemical ingress, the initial installation could be meshed with subsequent installations to ensure a seamless waterproof system.

The construction client and engineer utilised Xypex Admix and Concentrate within its basement slab, walls and first floor podium courtyard area.

Xypex Admix C Series -Basement in existing building and complete new build, plus level 1 podium deck

Xypex Concentrate – Joints between day pours

 

THE RESULTS

The unique nature of Xypex meant that a totally integrated waterproof system was achieved for the structure, despite the construction being completed in stages, many years between the first and subsequent installations.

 

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CASE STUDY - EAGLE HOUSE, LONDON

BASEMENTS & SUB-STRUCTURES

SUSPENDED CONCRETE

PROJECT TYPE

New build

PROJECT LOCATION

Hackney, London

PRODUCTS SPECIFIED

Admix

Concentrate

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