New facilities for new US Embassy
The new US Embassy in London was one of the first institutions to establish itself in the revitalised industrial neighbourhood of Nine Elms district. The client approached TP Group to provide heavy duty, waterproof and slip-resistant flooring for the refrigeration room within.
As a high-profile government building, the Embassy naturally has ultra-high security measures. This dictated that we had to carry works out within certain hours, especially when reaching certain noise levels. Accessing the building was a lengthy procedure and as all plants required needed to be carried quite some distance to the working area, this presented a challenge.
For the preparations, we cut anchor joints around the perimeter of the room and ground the entire floor to remove laitance and other surface contaminants. We then applied a primer, followed by a polyurethane resin floor screed with a fine, textured grey finish. The edges were left clean and neat around the existing pipes and drainage in the room. Finally, to allow movement to the existing expansion joint, our operatives saw-cut a joint detail at the door threshold, which was primed, and mastic added.
Overlooking the River Thames, the Embassy is deeply connected to its surrounding area, which has undergone major transformation in recent years. It was great to be working on a project in such a high-profile building which has been integral to bringing in businesses, jobs and fuelling the local economy.