The Savoy’s restoration programme was one of the most ambitious refurbishments undertaken in Britain, with an estimated worth of £100 million. The restoration started in 2007, and completed n in early 2010.
LDC Landscape Contractors specified UltraScape Pro-Bed HS fine bedding concrete, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Flowpoint rapid setting grout in charcoal, to re-pave the entrance court to The Savoy, for Chorus, the main contractors for the external landscaping.
The newly paved area was laid over the existing base to ensure levels were maintained. For this to take place, a waterproofing system was tanked over the existing base area using Grace Servidek, prior to the new paving being laid.
Pro-Bed HS was used to bed the 600 x 250 x 800mm granite paving. Pro-Prime slurry primer was used in conjunction with Pro-Bed HS to provide a more durable bond between the stones’ surface and the bedding mortar, promoting an adhesion of greater than 2N/mm².
Flowpoint was used for the 5mm joints throughout the driveway and courtyard, to achieve the contemporary results. Flowpoint is able to reach a bond strength of >1.5N/mm² and compressive strength of 49.6N/mm², both of which exceed the requirements of BS7533. It can be opened to foot traffic within 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours.
With UltraScape’s help, The Savoy has achieved modern elegance externally as well as internally, Chorus Construction and LDC Landscapes along with the hotel management are extremely pleased with the performance of the products, with all areas completed on time with durability and style.