WestWood Liquid Technologies has been named winners of the Liquid Waterproofing Project of the Year category at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards and Gala Dinner.
The project that won this prestigious award was Rochdale Shopping Exchange Car Park which was chosen from five finalists. Winners were recognised for their quality, professionalism, the finest workmanship and dedication to one of the fastest growing sectors of the waterproofing industry.
The car park is situated above a busy shopping centre in Rochdale and the existing asphalt substrate required refurbishment. Due to the high volume of visitors to site each day, it could not be closed for long periods of time as the client would risk losing valuable revenue. A new traffic flow was also needed with designated pedestrian walkways to improve safety.
A fast curing PMMA solution was installed onto the 8,000m2 area, which offered flexibility and allowed the shops below to remain open throughout the works. The liquid waterproofing also provided a bespoke colour match to the shopping centre’s branding, to create the pedestrian walkways.
This complex project required accurate logistical thinking by the contractor Everlast Group, to execute a successful, phased programme of works which had little impact on the day-to-day running of the shopping centre.
The client wanted a high performance waterproofing and surfacing system with a robust single point guarantee covering not only the products but the workmanship. WestWood Liquid Technologies offered a system that was fully monitored on site throughout the application.
Gary Hemmings, Managing Director of WestWood Liquid Technologies, said: “We are so proud to have won this award, the project had its complexities, but with the right product and the right contractor we achieved a fantastic result for the client.”