ARDEX Screed and Waterproofing Systems for new racecourse outdoor terrace bar and restaurant

Rose Terrace, Newmarket Racecourse

Rose Terrace, Newmarket Racecourse

ARDEX screeding and waterproofing solutions have played a key role in the construction of a spectacular roof terrace champagne bar at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk.

Opened in June, the Rose Terrace offers alfresco dining experiences overlooking the famous July Course at the East Anglian venue.

The Robert Limbrick Architects-designed project features stunning 20mm porcelain tiles on a pedestal system on top of an unbonded screed.

Clad in Western Red Cedar, the magnificent facility offers truly spectacular views of the picturesque historic landscape.

ARDEX provided a full specification for the project, on-site support and regular site visits with the screeding and main contractors to ensure a timely completion of the sub-base.

The 250m2 terrace required an unbonded screed from 50-100mm in thickness, laid to a fall and then waterproofed.
Where needed, ARDEX A46 Multi-Purpose Repair Mortar was enact any repairs on the roof.

A visqueen sheet when then installed on the roof as a slip membrane for the subsequent screed.

ARDEX A38 Ultra-Rapid Drying Cement for Internal and External Screeds was then applied at a minimum of 50mm by screeder Dave Cope of Zenith Pola.

ARDEX A 38 produces ultra-rapid drying floor screeds which can be walked on after just 3 hours, and have floorcoverings installed in as little as 4 hours.

Any day joints were fully bonded to adjacent screed mixes with ARDEX A 18 Bonding Agent.

Once the screed had dried, ARDEX WPM 200 tape was installed between the horizontal and vertical areas, before a bead of ARDEX CA 20 P Flexible Adhesive and Sealant was applied in all corners.

Once this was achieved two coats of ARDEX WPM 200 Liquid Waterproof Membrane was installed on top of the screed to provide a water and vapour barrier.

Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “The new complex gives racing professionals and participants the top-class facilities they need as well as enhancing the customer experience, all whilst maintaining the unique look and feel of The July Course.”

Architects: Robert Limbrick
Main Contractor: The Wigley Group
Screeding Contractor: Zenith Polar