The mall knew that it needed to expand and refurbish its car park to accommodate the anticipated rise in visitor numbers once new shopping, dining and leisure facilities had been completed. To achieve this, a new fourth deck was added to the existing multi-storey car park and the third level was completely recoated.
62,000m2 of the polyurethane system Deckshield ID was applied across the site’s third floor along with the anti-carbonation paint Deckshield Concrecoat on the walls and soffits and the new Deckshield Accessories range, which includes wheel stops, speed bumps and wall guards.
On the new fourth level, which is an exposed deck, 42,000m2 of Deckshield ES was used to create a seamless, hardwearing and easy to clean surface. This system was chosen as it would maintain an effective finish for the long term despite facing a long list of challenges, such as constant movement of vehicles, spillages of automotive oils and long periods of exposure to high levels of UV radiation.
Flowcrete materials were specified thanks to a history of successfully creating high performance surfaces within large-scale car parks. These system's proven track record of minimising disruption during the refurbishment process was crucial for the project, a capability that was previously demonstrated during a 500,000m2 car park refurbishment at the Dubai Mall. To achieve this at the MOE, the flooring project was divided into two phases to allow the car park to remain functional during the renovation.