Sika® Watertight Concrete was incorporated in the design of the new, £2.75 million Cromwell Stand, at Huntingdon Racecourse. The area is prone to flooding and it was essential to protect the various facilities at ground floor level from water ingress.
Huntingdon Racecourse were helped on the project with a £1.25 million grant from the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
The Cromwell Stand replaces the old South Stand and provides views across the race-course for 500 spectators.
Kier Eastern were the appointed design and build contractor, who by careful programming, completed construction without disruption to the racing schedule.
The grandstand is a two-storey, steel framed structure that considerably enhances the racing experience for racing professionals, public and media. It includes new jockey changing rooms and weighing area complex, together with a medical suite and media room. There are also corporate facilities together with a bar and members lounge.
Lafarge Readymix supplied Sika® Watertight Concrete to the project to construct the lift pits and floor slab. BBA certified Sika® Watertight Concrete is a high performance, cost effective solution in comparison to other waterproofing systems. Time is saved at both the design and construction stages as the need for complex detailing and installation is eliminated. It also delivers the maximum usable area to the developer.