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Airport Car Park Floor Refurbishment: Upgrading Gatwick Airport

Airport Car Park Floor Refurbishment: Upgrading Gatwick Airport

When the existing MMA car park deck systems began to age and fail at their Premium parking short stay car park at the South Terminal, Gatwick Airport Limited knew that the facility had to be upgraded to maintain their highest level of customer standards. Since taking ownership of the airport in 2009, Gatwick Airport has invested between £15 to £20 million every month to upgrade facilities to achieve the best possible passenger experience.

Ecoflor were tasked with the full re-decoration of all soffits, drop beams and vertical surfaces using high performance anti-carbonation coatings along with the full re-decoration of all in-situ fittings. The existing MMA and epoxy build up deck coatings were to be removed from the car park decks prior to a new high performance flexible intermediate deck system being applied – Deckflor IDP.

The Challenge

All works had to take place in a live car park environment with 45.1 million passengers using the airport annually.

The heavy preparation required to remove the existing deck coatings could not create significant noise disruption and vibration was to be kept to a minimum. With the deck being on level 2, all surrounding car parking levels were to remain open to the public during the works and there could be no disruption to guests in the adjoining Gatwick Hilton.

The Solution

Ecoflor carefully devised a system that allowed the wall coatings to be sprayed without overspray being an issue. Specialist heavy duty diamond grinding with HEPA filtration and sealed Longopac dust collection allowed the removal of the existing resin car park coatings in a dust free environment with low vibration and noise levels ensuring car park activities continued throughout the process without issue.

The icing on the cake was the chosen deck system. Deckflor IDP is a fast cure polyurethane intermediate deck build up system with cure times allowing for same day inter-coating which speeds up installation, but with no odours unlike most current fast cure car park systems. This allowed Ecoflor to install the deck coatings without any working time restrictions bringing the overall project time down to the shortest possible option.

With a satin finish UV resistant top coating, the Deckflor IDP system has remarkable anti-skid properties giving a safe, useable surface with aesthetics that surpass the MMA surface it replaced.

About Gatwick Airport – A Vital Flight Link for the UK

London Gatwick officially opened as a commercial airport in 1958. It’s the UK’s second largest airport and is a vital piece of national infrastructure that helps drive both the regional and national economy. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2023 over 40 million passengers will travel through theairport, with access to over 150 short-haul and more than 45 long-haul destinations, served by more than 40 airlines.

Gatwick’s vision is to be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey. They are focused on delivering a personalised experience, that is easy and efficient. At the same time they aim to be the UK’s most accessible airport, prioritising the needs of every passenger and giving everyone an equal opportunity to fly.

We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with the Gatwick Airport on their South Terminal car park upgrade.

Check out Gatwick Airport today by clicking here.

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Does Ecoflor install car park resin floors near me? – Yes, we install our floor systems Nationwide and we are the commercial industrial resin floor specialists.

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