Gloucester opens its Gateway to Mapei’s eco products at Britain’s greenest services

A Mapei decorative floor system has been installed at Gloucester Services Southbound, which is an environmentally-friendly service station on the edge of the Cotswolds. The main building is constructed from local stone and timber, and features an arched grass-covered roof set to receive BREEAM excellent rating. Three individual Mapei products were specified, alongside porcelain tiles and vinyl sheeting, throughout a 1,324m2 area. Designed by AFL Architects, all floor works were carried out by Polished Concrete Designs for main contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.

Gloucester Services Southbound is the second phase to the Gloucester Services Northbound known as ‘Britain’s greenest motorway services’.  This joint project was delivered by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust and Westmorland Limited (Westmorland Family are also behind Tebay Services in Cumbria). The charity, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, has already generated income from its Northbound service station and will further generate income and support for nearby target communities and charity partners in Gloucestershire and Stonehouse. The site includes extensive landscaping along with electrical vehicle charging stations and capacity to switch to bio-fuel pumps. A farm-shop also features at the site, stocked with local produce, in place of fast food outlets.

Within the main building, around 1,800 m2 of screed containing Mapei’s Topcem fast-drying hydraulic binder was laid over insulation and underfloor heating. The screed was then overlaid with Mapei’s Primer SN to provide a key for Mapei’s Ultratop in anthracite, a decorative coloured flooring system designed to give a polished concrete appearance. The petrol station was also completed using Mapei’s Ultratop system, again in Anthracite.

Gloucester Services Southbound opened its doors to the public in May 2015, is located on the M5 Southbound – between junctions 11a and 12. For more information on Mapei products and training days, please visit thew company website, email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mapei.co.uk or tel. +44 (0)121 508 6970.