Mapei preparation and fixing products have been used to complete a surface installation at Nottingham Trent University’s Health & Allied Professions Centre. The project, which was completed by Sheffield-based tiling contractor, W F Fearn Ltd, for Henry Brothers Midlands, included installation of porcelain wall and floor tiles throughout the centre’s atrium and washrooms.
A gateway to the Clifton Campus, the centre serves as the base for the university’s Institute of Health & Allied Professions. Independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard provided architecture, interior design and principal design services from concept to completion. With flexibility of use in mind, multi-use spaces have the potential to provide fully immersive experiences, designers say, for students studying Adult and Mental Health Nursing, Paramedic Science and Public Health.
The recent works carried out by W F Fearn spanned a total floor area of 1600sq m. Prior to installation of the tile finishes, the atrium floors were primed with low-VOC resin primer – Primer G, before being smoothed with Mapei’s fibre-reinforced smoothing compound, Ultraplan Renovation Screed 3240. Mapetex anti-fracture membrane was then installed with Keraquick S1 – described as a quick-setting, low VOC deformable cementitious adhesive – and Latex Plus admixture for increased flexibility to S2 classification. Tiles were installed with Keraflex Maxi S1 deformable standard setting cementitious adhesive.