The composite concrete flooring contract for Bolton’s new £6.1M YMCA HQ and independent living facility has been awarded to Raised Floor Solutions.
Demolition of the organisation’s previous premises was completed last month to pave way for a new five storey facility, designed by leading Preston based architecture practice, Cassidy + Ashton.
The new building will be multi-purpose providing a food bank, community and drop-in centre to replace the current facility, known as Y-Zone, along with 40 self-contained apartments for young people aged between 18 and 25 years, called Y-Pad.
Y-Pad has been designed to offer young people living in supported accommodation or foster care the opportunity to become more independent and will include a private kitchen and bathroom in each apartment.
The composite concrete flooring contract will be delivered by two Raised Floor Solutions divisions working seamlessly to provide the client with a packaged solution.
Metaldeck Steel Decking will supply and install 2,221m2 of Kingspan Multideck MD60 before handing over to Metcon Concrete Flooring. Metcon will cast a 150mm concrete floor slab on the steel decking reinforced with A193 mesh and completed with an easy float finish.
Construction is expected to commence this month with completion scheduled for early 2022.
The Benefits of Reinforced Concrete Floors
Reinforced concrete floors, such as those used in the construction of composite concrete floors, have a greater tensile strength than standard concrete making them more durable and stronger whilst reducing the risk of cracking or structural failure.
Concrete is strengthened through the addition of steel mesh which is laid over the steel decking sheets, or the floor as is the case with industrial concrete floor construction, before concrete is pumped on top and the concrete floor is cast. Once the concrete is set, these steel mesh grids are embedded in the concrete slab giving it the strength of steel.
For more information on composite concrete floor construction speak to a member of our Metcon team.