Historical Finsbury tower blocks protected from the elements

A high quality application of Sika protective coatings has helped to breathe new life into two ageing and historically significant concrete tower blocks in central London, ensuring they will remain protected from the elements long into the future.
On Cruikshank Street in Finsbury, London, the Grade II Listed Bevin Court council housing block was built on the site of the bomb-destroyed Holford Square in 1954. Featuring 112 dwellings across seven floors, its 60 year old concrete exterior required a new protective coating to repair and prevent aesthetic and structural damage.
As the neighbouring Holford House was also showing signs of a damaged façade, Sika was appointed to supply a comprehensive and high performance repair system. To protect the building and extend its life, the specification included the anti-carbonation coating SikaGard-550W and the translucent weather-resistant SikaGard-680S Clearglaze.
Combining innovation, product development and technical expertise with on-site support, Sika offered the perfect solution for both the client and contractor. With an impressive track record that goes back more than 15 years, and products that conform to the performance requirements of EN standards, Sika’s protective wall coatings offered the perfect combination of market proven performance and reliability.
With a wide range of repair and protection solutions for applications from bridges to social housing and car parks to commercial buildings, all of Sika‘s products are backed up by a highly experienced technical team who offer expert specification advice and support. With a comprehensive range of repair solutions, Sika has helped to restore Bevin Court and Holford House to their very best.