Sikafloor provides prefect finish for car park at King’s Cross T1 development


A decking system from Sika has provided a highly decorative and hard-wearing surface for a basement car park at the new King’s Cross T1 development. With a fast and simple application that overcame the complex challenges of a central London new-build project, the Sikafloor system has ensured residents at one of the city’s largest mixed-use developments will benefit from a smooth, attractive car park surface for many years to come.

Located in the 67 acre King‘s Cross development, King‘s Cross T1 building is a mixed-use development of 10-15 storeys comprising a 439 space multi-storey car park, 129 apartments and an underground car park. For developer King’s Cross Central Limited Partnerhsip, the car park had to provide a safe and durable surface for constant trafficking by cars and pedestrians – with an attractive aesthetic befitting the iconic project’s luxury specification and the client’s exacting standards.

Working closely with the contractor Kier Construction and utilising more than 40 years’ experience in car park waterproofing, decking and repair products, Sika provided the ideal solution. Offering exceptional resistance to water and chlorides, a stunning finish and a hassle-free application, the Sikafloor EB24 -2.3 system ensured a high performance, long-term solution for the client. 

To meet the client’s demands for durability and a fast application, Sika supplied more than 12,000m2 of Sikafloor-161 to be installed by specialist contractor Polydeck Resins. Highly moisture-resistant and offering excellent bond strength, the epoxy base coat ensured a fast and user friendly application for the contractor and a reliable, high quality finish for the client. The system was sealed with a layer of flexible seal coat Sikafloor-18 Pronto.

Especially suitable for lower temperatures with fast curing times, Sikafloor-18 Pronto can be applied in a wide range of climatic conditions. It also offers excellent mechanical and chemical resistance which makes it ideal for multi-storey and underground car parks.

Guy Hogg, Managing Director of Polydeck Resins, commented: “Temperature was a challenge during the application but having previously used Sikafloor-18 Pronto, we were confident that it would deliver and be more useable at lower temperatures.”

To create the aesthetically appealing finish required, The Sikafloor 18 Pronto was pigmented to the clients chosen colour scheme. Suitable for medium to heavy usage, the coloured PMMA resin is ideal for rigorous daily usage of a city centre car park. With very fast curing times the system was applied within the basement whilst causing minimal disruption to other trades.

Combining innovation in product development and the highest standards of manufacturing, Sika’s unrivalled range of flooring systems meet and exceed client expectations, industry best practices, building regulations and legislation.

Following the completion of the King’s Cross T1 car park, the specification of a comprehensive range of Sikafloor products has once again met the client’s exact requirements by creating a durable decking system that is water-resistant, slip-resistant and with a highly decorative, long-lasting finish.