£5m renovation against the clock

Gleneagles Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Specification writing, on-site support, and high performance ARDEX products saw the refurbishment completed in a tight time frame, ready for the Ryder Cup

Gleneagles Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

For the first time since 1973, and for only the second in history, The Ryder Cup returned to the home of golf in Scotland.  In September 2014 the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire held one of the greatest tournaments in golf.  Set within 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, the five star Gleneagles Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.

Following the selection of ARDEX to provide a specification for both the renovation of the existing indoor swimming pool and outside hot tub, Andrew Reid, National Business Development Manager at ARDEX UK, said “The existing luxury spa resort underwent a £5 million refurbishment programme in anticipation of the arrival of the Ryder Cup. We were able to specify high performance products that not only made the fixer’s job easier, with the unique product application benefits, but that guaranteed the project would be finished in the time frame required”

ARDEX MICROTEC X 77 Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive has an open time of up to 60 minutes, which means larger areas of adhesive can be spread in a single application, enabling those fixing the tiles to work more efficiently.  Furthermore, when tiling awkward areas or cutting around fixtures and fittings, the extended open time of ARDEX X 77 helps to achieve the perfect finish.  ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Tile Grout combines the chemical resistance of epoxy grouts, with the application properties of cement based grouts, and its unique properties make it ideal for use in swimming pools and other areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required.

Paul Lovell, Managing Director of Leisure Design in Glasgow, the company responsible for completing this project commented “Having worked with ARDEX on previous projects we had complete confidence in the specification given by the ARDEX Business Development Team.  They helped us through each stage of the project, from specification writing through to on-site visits, the support was second to none.  The refurbishment of the spa was carried out by our fixers, using the best possible products for the task.”