The 67 acre, canal-side King’s Cross site is the largest urban redevelopment scheme in Europe and is already being hailed as a resounding success. It will provide 2,000 new homes, half of which will be affordable housing, and developers are catering for this new London community with two schools, a university, sports facilities and 26 acres of open space.


Nearly 3,000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete was poured into the underground car park and plant rooms for these three inter-linking towers. Providing 255 apartments as well as a primary school and a school for the deaf on the ground and first floors, it was imperative that the right waterproofing decision was made for the Plimsoll Building.


PUDLO was easy to incorporate into this careful planning of the basement and has been used in many projects of a similar nature. Over 1,300m3 of PUDLO modified concrete was poured in the basement car park slab, walls and capping beam to ensure they remain problem-free for generations to come.


The basement slab, walls and capping beam of the R1 building have been constructed using approximately 1000m3 of PUDLO modified concrete.


More than 1200m3 of PUDLO modified concrete has been used to waterproof the basement and ground floor slab on the T1 plot, including a delivery bay leading up to the building from the adjacent canal. An indoor football pitch and plant facilities have also been made safe from the potential risk of the canalside setting.


PUDLO modified concrete was used in the secure underground car park as the best option for keeping the moisture-prone area dry. Parking spaces here were at a premium and were only available at an extra cost for certain apartments so it was imperative that the car park was to a high standard. Approximately 2000m3 of PUDLO additive was included in the concrete mix, meaning the car park would be dry from the outset and will remain that way long into the future for the residents using it.


PUDLO waterproof concrete was incorporated into these plans with ease and was used in the ground floor slab and lift pits, giving complete peace of mind to all parties involved.


The podium deck, basement car park and lift pits were poured using PUDLO modified concrete. With Henry Construction heading up the below-ground PUDLO work, and A.J. Morrisroe taking the reins for the PUDLO podium deck above ground level, a seamless meeting of minds was essential during this project. PUDLO worked closely with both of these contractors to ensure the concrete was placed correctly and their shared wall joint remains waterproof.

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