MediaCity, Manchester

In 2016, MediaCity underwent a £650 million landscaping development with the help of UltraScape flowpoint.

Media City in Manchester has recently undergone a £650 million landscaping development with the help of UltraScape’s BS 7533 Compliant Mortar Paving System.

Ultrascape was used in the recent renovation of Manchester’s Media City. The project was one of the largest public realm paving schemes in Europe.

MediaCity UK are committed to providing ‘a vibrant and sustainable environment’ and UltraScape’s products, with their fast-track use and high specification characteristics, were an ideal addition to the site’s development.

Over 2000 tonnes of Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS bedding mortar was applied in bulk silos which provided a perfect base for the stone to be laid on. Pro-Bed HS creates the ideal foundation for laying paving elements where a rigid or bound base is required and is specifically formulated to meet and exceed the strict demands of BS 7533. In order for a system to ‘actually’ be proven BS 7533 compliant, it must have undergone independent testing using UKAS methods.

Ultrascape’s Pro-Prime slurry primer and the innovative Ultrascape Flowpoint flowable rapid setting grout were also used throughout the development.

Flowpoint is the ideal solution for any sizeable scheme, enabling large areas to be grouted with this pourable material and simply washed away with no staining. It is synonymous with fast application, cost effective and robust jointing.

It enables paving to be open for foot traffic in just 1 hour and vehicular traffic in only 4 hours- which was an essential factor for such a busy city hub!

Products used

pro-prime: Slurry Primer

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flowpoint: Rapid Set Flowable Grout

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