Project Description

WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE

THE REQUIREMENTS

Westfield Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the UK, recently contacted us with a unique request.

Dave Green, Technical Production/Project Manager at Westfield Europe Ltd contacted us directly requiring 309 square metres of beige wet pour to be installed directly onto DPC membrane to create a curved pathway in the centre of the shopping centre.

What made this project unique, was that the wet pour safety surfacing was in fact installed as part of a summer event display.  As over 20 million people are expected to visit Westfield Shopping Centre throughout the year during daytime hours, this unique installation proved to be challenging!

WHAT WE DID

With a detailed design and numerous phone calls, our team were able to fulfil the demands initially without a site visit due to our technical knowledge and expertise.  From the initial enquiry to the completed installation, we were able to meet additional requirements and juggle our schedule to meet the client’s needs with a turnaround in less than a month.

What also challenged our team was that this brief required an overnight installation as the shopping centre’s customers caused near impossible access for us during the day as we had to take into account the Health and Safety implications.  Over three night shifts, the installation was completed comprising of beige wet pour laid to a curved path design in London’s biggest mall.

THE OUTCOME

The wet pour pathway became part of The Beach Club event.  Attracting over … visitors, this summer event was located at The Atrium, the central part of the shopping centre reaching the size of a football pitch.

Dave Green, Technical Production/Project Manager at Westfield Europe Ltd commented:

“We chose RTC because of their obvious experience in the field, and their impressive portfolio online. It was also obvious to me that they would be able to fulfil our stringent health and safety requirements.

RTC supported us at a budget level and were very attentive in a relatively short lead time.

The team onsite were courteous, pleasant and cooperative, which is even harder on a night shift!  RTC will be our first choice in another similar challenge.”

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