Utilising 7000 m. sq. of Type C membranes, this three storey deep basement has been created on the side of the previous cinema on Kensington high street, whilst retaining its historic façade.
The New Building will feature
- New 887 seat cinema (including 12 wheelchair accessible seats) with six screens accessed from Kensington High Street; The lobby will include a café, snack counter and bar with lifts and stairs taking customers down to the auditorium at basement level;
- Restored historic façade;
- 106 residential units, including 35 on-site affordable units for elderly people;
- Modern offices and retail space.
This three storey deep structure was a complicated design linking waterproofing from each floor to a lower floor and then pumped to drainage at a higher level.
Wykamol have been attending the site every 2 weeks to sign off areas of waterproofing, this allows concrete walls to be built in front of the membrane system.
Jetting eyes flushing systems have been used every ten metres to allow the membrane and perimeter channels to be cleaned regularly on maintenance schemes.
Collaborating with the team at Rascor has made this project run like clockwork with regular photos shared to the What’s App site project folder, which along with regular visits from the main contractor means that fully insured scheme can be handed over to the owners on completion of the installation.
With the scheme having waterproof concrete throughout the complete site the membranes have given this project a dual waterproofing scheme to BS8102.
With our British manufactured membranes and the use off solar energy to help manufacture these membranes we have are to help with reducing carbon emissions over imported products.
Overall, a fantastic project for the team at Wykamol to work on and a huge thank you to Rascor for collaborating with us on such a prestigious project.