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CPI Euromix excels at ExCel

A range of natural and coloured mortars from CPI Euromix were specified for the extension to the ExCel exhibition centre in London, which is now the capital’s second largest Olympic venue.

The extension was designed by Grimshaw Architects and built by main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine. The extension’s structure features a number of different elements including a 5 m high brick base for which CPI provided mortar. The company also supplied to specialist blockwork contractor Lyons & Annoot 850 tonnes of mortar, including 600 tonnes of natural coloured. This was used on 30,000 sq m of paint grade and fair-faced blockwork and to create a cavity wall for the building’s new extension. CPI provided 250 tonnes of coloured mortar for the high quality internal and external brickwork.

All external blockwork is black grooved architectural block, for which CPI supplied 165 tonnes of black mortar as well as 85 tonnes of white mortar for the polished blockwork and grooved block used on both sides of the main thoroughfare.

CPI provided a silo mixing station for the project. This contained up to 35 tonnes of dry mortar and, connected to power and water, supplied accurately mixed mortar on demand. The system is also space saving and reduces the number of deliveries required, minimising traffic disruption.

Further information or access to any photographs contact Mick Russell at Mick or call 020 7963 8000.

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