“It doesn’t matter whether you’re working on a celebrated national monument or a small suburban semi. For PUDLO, every waterproofing project is a critical project.”
Chris Howard, CEO, PUDLO

Royal Albert Hall, London

PUDLO played a vital waterproofing role in the major extension and refurbishment programme at the Royal Albert Hall, waterproofing a five storey underground car park and services facility underneath one of the UK’s most treasured landmarks.

“When you are working on a national monument like the Royal Albert Hall the sense of responsibility becomes more acute. Quality assurance, mix design, and precise delivery and installation of the concrete were all pivotal to a satisfactory conclusion to this job as a whole. We were assured by the presence of the admixture specialist’s inspectors during and after the installation.”

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Merchant Square, Paddington, London

The largest commercial building in the Merchant Square development, comprising of a large underground basement and health club on the banks of the Paddington basin.
PUDLO waterproofing was integral to the critical standard of waterproofing required at this mixed-use development.

As well as incorporating some of the largest floorplates in the West End, Building E at Merchant Square used ‘top-down’ construction.

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AIG European Headquarters

PUDLO waterproof concrete replaced membranes and reduced the construction schedule which enabled the client to occupy the new headquarters one month earlier than originally expected as well as significantly reducing construction costs.

Consulting Engineers Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Mowlems

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HR Wallingford, Oxford

PUDLO was used in the construction of the purpose-built and environment-controlled hall containing a series of state-of-the- art wave flumes, basins and tanks for the physical modelling of structures and hydraulic features.

Dr Keith Powell, Director of HR Wallingford said: “The integrity of the research carried out in our modelling tanks and flumes relies in part on the integrity of their construction and finish. PUDLO admixture has been a key ingredient in achieving the structural performance, water-tightness and constructional accuracy of these critical concrete structures. It will also provide enhanced durability and assure dimensional stability for many years of testing to come.”

Contractor: Toureen Mangan

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Digital Media Centre, Leicester

Mixed-use development with facilities including apartments, office space and media gallery.

Contractor: Willmott Dixon Group

Vasthouse, London

High quality mixed-use development spanning more than 15 storeys. The development includes residential apartments and ground floor restaurant and retail units.

Architect:BUJ Architects
Consulting Engineer: Hale Allen Jones
Contractor: Foundation Developments Limited

Caspian Wharf, London

PUDLO ensured a watertight finish on this waterside development
located on the Limehouse Cut Canal.

Client: Berkeley Holdings PLC
Groundworks Contractor: AJ Morrisroe & Sons Ltd

Heathwest, London

Four large luxury residential houses in London, with large basement car parking and swimming pool constructed using PUDLO.

Architect: KSR Architects
Contractor: John Doyle Construction


Victoria Square, Belfast

PUDLO modified concrete was the chosen waterproofing solution
at the multi-award winning Victoria Square, Belfast.

The scheme included construction of 800,00sq ft of retail space, 116 residential apartments and a leisure zone with cinema, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Consulting Engineer: BDP
Contractor: Farrans (Constructions) Ltd.

St. David’s II, Cardiff

St. David’s II is a £675m extension of the original St David’s centre and is one of the largest schemes in the UK.

The overall project used over 91,000m3 of concrete.

Architect: Benoy Architects
Concrete Frame Contractor: PC Harrington Contractors Limited

Bridges & Tunnels

Huntingdon Bridge, Cambridge

PUDLO produced a fine, free-flowing grout to match the stone of the bridge, which was suitable for above and underwater conditions. English Heritage’s criteria were satisfied by meeting aesthetic requirements and keeping the bridge open to traffic.

Contractor: John Martin Construction

Green Park Station Tunnel

The purpose of the project at Green Park is to provide the station with step-free access between street level and all operational platforms via
the enlarged ticket hall. The station, used by an estimated 25 million people annually, will thus become accessible for Tube passengers with disabilities and passengers with reduced mobility.

Contractor: Joseph Gallagher Limited

M40 Bridge, Longbridge

PUDLO concrete was used to meet the durability requirements of precast concrete used in reinforced earth bridge abutments and retaining walls.

Client: Highways Agency
Designer: Hyder Consulting
Precast Contractor: Reinforced Earth Company Ltd.

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High Exposure

The Dubai Fountains, UAE

The world’s largest fountains required over 25,000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete in the construction of underground tunnels measuring 2.5km beneath the 32 acre attraction. The interconnected tunnels contain critical fountain operating equipment as well as the control room.

Client: Emaar Properties PJSC
Consulting Engineers: Hyder Consulting, M.E. Ltd. & Turner International

Arsenal Waste Transfer Station

Three-storey £60m facility provided a multi-purpose waste transfer and recycling hub for North London Waste Authority.

PUDLO worked with the complete project team and carried out various testing at microstructure level to ensure the product was suitable for this highly corrosive environment. The tests showed a significant increase in abrasion resistance over ordinary C40 concrete.

Consulting Engineer: Price & Myers
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

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The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

The flagship five star hotel set half on land, half on water, is positioned at the heart of the Formula One Yas Marina Circuit.

Over 20,000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete was used in the underground tunnels and basement to ensure this prestigious project is kept watertight.

Client: Aldar Properties


Park Plaza Hotel, London

This £300m contemporary hotel is situated in central London with views of the Houses of Parliament, The hotel has more than 15 storeys and 1,000 guest rooms.

Architect: BUJ Architects
Contractor: WW Gear Construction Limited

The City Inn Hotel, Westminster

This hotel development has over 580 guest rooms and various conference facilities.

The main structure of the hotel is in keeping with the surrounding buildings both in terms of height and materials but the trademark Skylounge is treated as an identifiable element on the roof which will sit above the roofs of the adjacent buildings while not hindering the established skyline.

Consulting Engineer: Buro Happold & Faber Maunsell

Newmarket Leisure Centre, Suffolk

omprised of a state-of-the-art, six-lane 25 metre competition pool and a flexible use training pool with a movable floor to adjust water depth. PUDLO was used to waterproof the concrete design for all the water-retaining and below-ground structures, including the two pools, balancing tanks and basement plant room.

“We were given a complete service, on and off-site.”

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Fullham Pools, London

Fulham Pools leisure centre contains a 25 metre eight-lane competition pool with a viewing gallery for approximately 250 people, a 25 metre six-lane fitness pool and a teaching pool.

“An important factor in our decision to use PUDLO for the critical waterproofing elements of the contract was the warranty they were prepared to offer.”

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The City Academy, London

The new academy costing £30m in Hackney, London is an inspirational educational facility, employing a thoroughly integrated sustainable environmental strategy.

The building, which achieved BREEAM Very Good, is 25% more efficient than building regulation requirements and received an A-rating Energy Performance Certificate. The City Academy in Hackney has won several sustainable development awards including:

  • Best new Build Project at Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ Awards 2010
  • Low Carbon Performance Awards 2010
  • london Constructing Excellence Award 2010 for Collaborative Working.

Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon Group
Groundworks Contractor: Toureen Mangan

INTO Newcastle University

INTO Newcastle is a collaboration between Newcastle University and INTO Partnerships to provide an exciting new overseas student teaching facility.

The complex will feature two new halls of residence and the brand new four-floored Academic Building.

It will cater for around 700 students and include a cafe, specially designed language and science labs, a lecture theatre, and offices for administration and teaching staff. Providing more than 32,000 square ft of teaching space, it will be INTO’s biggest centre yet.

Architect: ARUP
Groundworks Contractor: McGee Construction

Middlesex University, London

The new £80m Art, Design and Media campus accommodates more than 1,600 students. The Greater London Authority has described it as ‘world class design’.

Architects: BPR Architects
Contractor: Galldriss Construction Limited


Royal London Hospital, London

Britain’s largest new hospital, which includes one of Europe’s largest renal units. More than 3,000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete was used in the construction.

Structural Engineers: Halcrow Yolles
Contractor: Skanska

Finchley Memorial Hospital, London

The £40m Finchley Memorial Hospital and Walk-in Centre for minor injuries is due to open in 2012.

The new site will see NHS Barnet working with GPs to commission services including specialist rehabilitation and intermediate care, GP services, outpatients, therapies, X-ray, pharmacy and an infusion suite.

Main Contractor: Galliford Try PLC
Groundworks Contractors: Ground Construction Limited

Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge

In 1962 PUDLO was used to waterproof the 1.6km of
underground tunnels.

Consulting Engineers: ARUP

Pembury Hospital, London

The £225m PFI hospital is being undertaken for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust by the Equion Consortium and contractor Laing O’Rourke. It brings together Pembury Hospital and the Kent and Sussex Hospital into a 66,000m2 seven-storey redevelopment on the existing Pembury site near Tunbridge Wells. Construction commenced in 2008, and the hospital is due to be fully operational by 2012.

More than 5,000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete has been used in the basement slab and walls, retaining walls, cores, lift walls and the car park slab.

Architects: Anshen + Allen
Consulting Engineers: Gifford
Contractors: Expanded Structures Ltd.