Lasercroft have been involved in the construction of the new penguin exhibit, at Hull’s The Deep.
Lasercroft supplied and installed state of the art screeds for the swimming tank bases. Screeds of varying thicknesses were laid to create a fall to the drains so the tanks can be emptied fully for cleaning. They also prepared and screeded the deck areas for the penguin enclosure prior to the application of the geographical /environmental features.
Lasercroft Director, Roy Clark said “We were delighted to be contracted by The Deep to undertake this project. Our offices are literally just round the corner from them and we are proud to support this fantastic local attraction, having been involved at the outset laying screeds and resinous flooring when this Millennium Facility was built.” “Being so unique, the project offered some interesting challenges. There were critical timescales to meet so the polymer modified screed we specified had a rapid drying time, high strength and superb adhesion, maintained even in wet conditions, coupled with a degree of trickiness not usually associated with our type of work due to the access and location.”
The Penguins new home runs over three floors and features a swimming pool, diving pool, beach area, nesting area and the penguins very own outdoor balcony with views overlooking the River Humber. The exhibit has been created with the penguins’ comfort in mind and Lasercroft made sure that their flooring specification met this important requirement.
The £750,000 exhibit opened on Monday 3rd March 2014 and will give fantastic views of the penguins, both underwater and on land and is the only location in the North of England where you will be able to see these beautiful creatures. In this case those Penguins certainly will have happy feet! March 2014.