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Sir Chris Hoy Veledrome Used Hanson Concrete


Admixtures from Sika Limited played a key role in the specialist concrete mix supplied by Hanson Concrete during the construction of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. A showpiece for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2,500 seat Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, forms part of the iconic new £113 million Emirates Arena and is operated by Glasgow Life.

Hanson supplied 600 cubic metres of the specialist concrete to contractors PC Harrington for the slip-form construction of the service towers. Slip-form construction involves vertically raising self-contained formwork on hydraulic jacks, in a continuous operation, while extruding the reinforced concrete section. It is a fast and cost effective solution suitable for the construction of core walls in high-rise buildings.

Successful slip-form construction relies on a well-designed concrete mix, a skilled workforce and a well-planned delivery from the concrete supplier. The concrete needs to have controlled setting to match the rate of climb of the formwork. It requires a soft consistence to obtain full compaction around the steel and give an excellent surface finish but without segregation and grout loss.

Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire sells Hanson Concretes and Sika products.

 “If it’s good enough for the Sir Chris Hoy Veledrome then it’s good enough for your building work” Says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.

Take a look on the relevant pages of our web site and get your Hanson Cement and Sika products then give us a ring and we will deliver for you next day.

Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.




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