Concrete Contract Won On £39M Lime Street Scheme
Raised Floor Solutions has won the concrete flooring contract for a major new mixed-use development on historic Lime Street in Liverpool.
The £39m redevelopment brings five new retail and leisure units, a 10-storey 412 bed student accommodation block and a new 101 room Premier Inn hotel to the area adjacent to Liverpool Lime Street station.
Raised Floor Solutions’ specialist concrete flooring division, Metcon, will complete the contract designing and installing 15,480m2 of 150mm concrete floor slab reinforced with 30kg/m3 of ArcelorMittal TAB-Deck™ fibres.
The steel framed structure has been designed in the style of the city’s RIBA Stirling prize winning Everyman Theatre, and will be clad with composite insulated panels and finished with perforated aluminium.
What are ArcelorMittal TAB-Deck™ fibres?
The two most common methods of reinforcing concrete for use in multi-storey building construction are by using mesh and by adding steel fibres to the concrete mix.
TAB-Deck™, from ArcelorMittal, is one brand of fibre reinforced concrete.
Adding fibres to concrete provides many advantages over mesh, especially when working on constricted sites in built up urban environments as there is no need to store mesh sheets on site or hoist them by crane to working level. There is also considerable time and labour savings and the reduced risk of potential trip hazards for workers installing mesh sheeting.