Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Car parking for St. David’s

The new St. David’s opened in Cardiff last year, fulfilling its vision to be a unique shopping, leisure, cultural and tourist destination created by the regeneration of the heart of the city centre, and transforming Cardiff into one of the most dynamic cities in Europe.

Bovis Lend Lease was appointed as main build contractor in May 2006. The building work was programmed over a three year period and was completed in autumn 2009 with the centre opening to the public during a grand launch on 22 October.

This £675 million construction project has now made St. David’s one of the UK’s largest retail centres, with the annual footfall this year expected to be around 33 million. Naturally, many of those people will be arriving by car, and Rock has recently completed handover of 75,000 sq m of top deck and intermediate deck car park finishes to Bovis.

When it comes to car park design and construction, Rock offers a surprisingly wide range of related products and services. They include Flexiphalte, Solardec, coloured deck surfaces, bay marking, signage, anti-carbonation protection and design services. Please contact Michael Sharkey on 07500 858581 for further information.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Our man in the Middle East

Rock is pleased to announce Kevin Underwood as our new General Manager to the United Arab Emirates.

Kevin will be based in Abu Dhabi, a place which continues to attract attention from all over the world due to its many innovative, large-scale construction projects. He will help deliver our expanded portfolio of waterproofing and renewable technology products in the region.

Please contact Kevin on +971 50 6248217 or email KUnderwood@wearerock.co.uk for further details.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Welcome to the new Rock website

The aim of this website is to highlight Rock’s core products and services, while also drawing your attention to the growing range of sustainable technology solutions we offer.

Increasingly, Rock’s partners are seeking to create buildings that are more environmentally responsible. We’re meeting that demand with our range of renewable energy systems.

We hope you find this new-look website interesting and informative, and that you’ll return regularly to see updated news items and exciting additions to our portfolio.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Waterproofing the Shard

Rock are delighted to announce our winning of the waterproofing contract for the highly prestigious London Bridge Tower, better known as the Shard. Its architect, Renzo Piano, has said that “the tower is designed to be a sharp and light presence on the London skyline, and to be sustainable from every point of view: human, technological, energetic and economic.”

When completed in 2012, the Shard will stand at 310 m tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. It will be Britain's tallest building and the tallest in the European Union.

Unlike many of London’s famous towers, the Shard will have a public viewing gallery at the top. Once our work is finished, we’re certainly looking forward to taking in the spectacular views over London from the gallery.

Rock are also extending our services to the temporary waterproofing facility during the tower’s construction.

If you would like to learn more about Rock’s involvement on the Shard, please contact Michael Sharkey on 07500 858 581.