New ComFlor® Case Study: Weston Super Mare Pier
Weston-Super-Mare’s main tourist attraction, the iconic Grand Pier, has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of a fire that completely destroyed it in 2008.
The totally rebuilt Grand Pier at Weston- Super-Mare has been constructed to up to the minute standards, achieving a one-hour fire rating. It represents a major upgrade over the predominantly timber structure destroyed in the 2008 inferno.
The brainchild of Grand Pier Design Competition winners Angus Meek Architects of Bristol, the new building is extremely distinctive, with Art Deco accents that hint at the Pier’s long history.
In order to get the Pier re-opened as soon as possible, it was decided that the steel frame and floor decking would be simultaneously installed. This presented Somerset-based floor decking installation contractor Prodeck-Fixing Ltd with a tough challenge.
Prodeck-Fixing Ltd selected the tried and tested ComFlor® 60 composite floor decking system for the project. ComFlor® 60 offers the ultimate in lightweight steel decking for all multi-rise buildings. It combines exceptional spanning capabilities with reduced concrete usage to provide a cost-effective and attractive floor solution that’s easy to install.