Rugby club converted to factory-produced mortar
Remix Dry Mortar has been chosen by main contractor Andrew Scott to supply dry silo mortar to the prestigious new £23 million Llanelli Scarlets rugby stadium in South Wales. The new development will replace the club’s legendary former home at Stradey Park and is due for completion in December.
The stadium has been designed by architects The Miller Partnership whose design portfolio includes the Scotland rugby stadium at Murrayfield. Remix has worked closely with the architect to ensure the right mortar colour selection to complement the masonry units being used.
The new ground located at Pemberton Llanelli will have a capacity of 14,340 including up to 1,814 on a terraced area. As well as four grandstands the development will also incorporate a large food hall, restaurant and bars. Remix has supplied three 35 tonnes capacity mortar silos to site – two containing designation III natural mortar and one designation III extra dark black coloured mortar. The natural mortar will cater for some 15,000 square metres of 100 ml and 140 ml standard blockwork whilst the extra dark black will be used with approximately 2,000 square metres of Forticrete block. Both mixes will be supplied to the requirements of BS EN 998-2 in accordance with the contract specification for mortar.
Andrew Scott’s business development director, Ian Jackson, said: “We have specified dry silo mortar sourced from Remix as the material is factory produced, quality controlled and colour consistent. In addition dry silo mortar provides us with a safer, cleaner working environment, better usage of on-site manpower, effective use of available space on site and also minimises wastage – representing the opportunity for our site team to realise cost-saving benefits”.
Remix commercial manager, Mark Leverson, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our support to Andrew Scott on this high profile project involving one of the world’s most respected rugby clubs. Our silos will provide the contractor with quality mortar at the push of a button in the required amounts and to the correct workability. This will help Andrew Scott to achieve their aim of completing the masonry element of the project on time, to specification & within budget”.
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