Mall of the Emirates’ Car Park Renovation First Phase Reaches Completion
Flowcrete Middle East’s on-going flooring partnership with the Mall of the Emirates (MOE) in Dubai has recently seen the installation of the traffic deck coating system Deckshield ID and the new Deckshield Accessories range on Level 3 of the site’s parking facility.
The Deckshield Accessories products have been installed alongside the Deckshield deck coating system to enhance the safety of users within the mall’s upgraded car parking facility, while also protecting both the surfaces and the vehicles moving around the site.
The car park’s third level has been cleaned before being opened to the public after the application of 62,000m2 of Deckshield ID as well as the installation of the wheel stops and 35 speed humps that will ensure safety around the facility.
An 1,800mm long Deckshield Wheel Guard with a bright yellow stripe along its centre was installed at the end of all Level 3’s 710 bays to aid parking by clearly marking out the edge of the area and safely absorbing the energy from any vehicle impacts.
The second, smaller phase of the third level refurbishment is now underway. The flooring project was divided into two phases to allow the car park to remain functional during the renovation. This is a common strategy employed during the refurbishment of large-scale car parks and is one that Flowcrete Middle East has utilised in the past to minimise inconvenience to visitors.
The Level 4 expansion work has been scheduled for completion by the end of June. 40,000m2 of Deckshield ID and 2,650 Wheel Guards of 600mm in length will be used during this part of the project.
All this work has been undertaken as part of the mall’s AED 1 billion Evolution 2015 expansion, which will increase the number of visitors as well as provide new shopping, dining and leisure facilities.
The world renowned retail centre knew that it would be important to ensure that the venue’s car parking infrastructure would be able to accommodate the anticipated increases in visitor numbers.
Functionality had to be combined with aesthetics throughout the project, as the mall’s owners knew that the car park would be the first sight that many customers would have of the venue – therefore it had to make a good first impression on arriving visitors.